Report | Apr 6, 2010
U.S. Birth Rate Decline Linked to Recession

There is a strong association between the magnitude of fertility change in 2008 across states and key economic indicators including changes in per capita income, housing prices and share of the working-age population that is employed across states.

Report | Mar 18, 2010
The Return of the Multi-Generational Family Household

The multi-generational American family household is staging a comeback -- driven in part by the job losses and home foreclosures of recent years, but more so by demographic changes that have been gathering steam for decades.

Report | Feb 24, 2010
Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change

A new national survey focuses on American teens and twenty-somethings who are making the passage into adulthood at the start of a new millennium. These young people have begun to forge their generational personality: confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open to change.

Report | Jan 19, 2010
Women, Men and the New Economics of Marriage

In the past, when relatively few wives worked, marriage enhanced the economic status of women more than that of men. Recently, however, the economic gains associated with marriage have been greater for men.

Report | Jan 12, 2010
Blacks Upbeat about Black Progress, Prospects

Assessments about the state of black progress in America have improved more dramatically among blacks during the past two years than at any time in the past quarter century.

Report | Nov 24, 2009
Home for the Holidays… and Every Other Day

Instead of traveling across country or across town for Thanksgiving this year, many grown sons and daughters will be coming to dinner from their old bedroom down the hall, which now doubles as their recession-era refuge.

Report | Oct 15, 2009
The States of Marriage and Divorce

The proportion of Americans who are currently married has been diminishing for decades and is lower than it has been in at least half a century.

Report | Oct 1, 2009
The Harried Life of the Working Mother

Women now make up almost half of the U.S. labor force, up from 38% in 1970. The public approves of this trend, but the change has come with a cost for many women -- particularly working mothers of young children, who feel the tug of family responsibility much more acutely than do working fathers.

Report | Sep 24, 2009
Black-White Conflict Isn’t Society’s Largest

It may surprise anyone who has been following the charges of racism that have flared up during the debate over President Obama's health care proposals, but the American public doesn't see race as the source of the strongest social conflict in the country today.

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