Racially diverse, economically stressed and politically liberal, Millennials are building their own networks through social media – rather than through political parties, organized religion or marriage. Half now call themselves political independents, the highest share of any generation.
College-educated Millennials are outperforming their less-educated peers on many economic measures. And the gap between the two groups is wider today compared with previous generations.
America’s bosses are more satisfied with their family life, jobs and overall financial situation than are non-managerial employees. Bosses are also significantly more likely than workers to think of their job as a career rather than just a job to get them by.
More international migrants now live in high-income countries such as the U.S. and Germany, while more were born in middle-income nations such as India and Mexico. Migrants’ annual remittances have nearly tripled since 2000 to more than $500 billion.
Millennial women are starting their work lives at near wage parity with young men – earning 93 cents per hour for every dollar a Millennial man makes, giving them the narrowest gender wage gap on record. But when they look ahead they see roadblocks to their success.
Mothers and fathers both find more meaning in time with their kids than they do in the time they spend at work. However, mothers are more likely than fathers to find both activities exhausting.
In 2011, 7.7 million children in the U.S.–one-in-ten—were living with a grandparent, and approximately 3 million of these children were also being cared for primarily by that grandparent.
Five decades after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., fewer than half (45%) of Americans say the country has made substantial progress toward racial equality.
A record number of Millennials—young adults ages 18 to 31—were living in their parents’ home in 2012 due to a combination of economic, educational and cultural factors.
A record 8% of households with minor children in the United States are headed by a single father, up from just over 1% in 1960. The increase is likely due to the growing share of non-marital births, higher divorce rates and the increasing importance of fathers as caregivers.