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Demography

New Research Says Divorce Rates Are At An 'All-Time High'

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

For almost three decades, population experts have pointed to the US Census data and other federal sources of information about divorce and concluded that the divorce rate peaked in the late 1970s and has been declining since then. This seems to be wrong.

Age Management: Best Employers Lead the Way

Bradley Schurman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Bradley Schurman

Access to employment is one of the most challenging issues facing older people today. However, organizations and nations have largely ignored the substantial demographic shifts over the past century. Humanity has increased life expectancy by nearly 30 years over the past century and this "longevity bonus" increases opportunities for individuals, as well as society.

Pew to the Rescue: Saving Jewish Demography

Diane Tobin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Diane Tobin

The American Jewish community is just starting to come around to the notion that the point of surveys is not to track decline, but to understand where we as a community are going and to help direct it.

It's Jobs, Stupid!

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.14.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The World Bank has been tracking the world progress against poverty since the late '80s, but the release of 2008 data was the first time in which all regions of the developing world showed a decline in the number of people living below poverty lines!

WATCH: The Happiest Person In America

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, Gallup published its annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, leading The New York Times on a search to find the person who fit the exact...

Do Fathers REALLY Have Less Contact With Their Kids After Divorce?

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

The general assumption about fathers following divorce is that they gradually have less and less contact with their children. Everyone seems to know ...

Ignore the Teen Employment Problem at Your Peril

Andrew Sum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Sum

The deep deterioration in teen employment over the past decade will have severe adverse consequences for them (and the rest of the nation) in the future. We ignore this problem at our peril.

Creating care vacuums as nursing homes close

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Philip N. Cohen

Which came first, the closed nursing home or the doubled-up household? The recession-driven spikes in multigenerational households and cohabiting cou...

Could Demographic Trends Cripple Europe by 2050?

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

New figures bear out a looming demographic crisis in Europe. Not since the Black Death have we seen populations collapse like this.

Black Men's Marriages

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

An in-depth look at how some Black men see their marriages. Research on marriage trends, and the reasons behind them, tends to focus on the decline i...

Vanishing Middle Class Jobs

Martin Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Ford

Economists acknowledge that middle skill jobs are vaporizing. But they also view the situation as static. Not true. Eventually, we'll have to find ways other than job-based income to support the population.

Married, More and Less: Marriage Age At All-Time High

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

We complete the lines for another decade. It's that time again, when the Census Bureau announces the release of data on family and marriage from the ...

8 Populations, 4 Methods

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Minister-Mentor Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore has said that demography, not democracy, is the defining element of the future, and I agree with him. This ...

Choice Interpretation on Marriage Trends

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

On the one hand, on the other hand. I make graphs to help me understand trends and patterns, not just to present what I've already decided is the sto...

What's Wrong with America? Let Me List the Books....

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

Sun Tzu writes that if you do not know your enemy, AND you do not know yourself, you are destined to fail. The United States of America is not a Repu...

Marriage and divorce disparities on the rise

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Pairing up and paring down, by race/ethnicity and class. Social scientists have been talking about a "retreat from marriage" for at least 20 years. ...

Gay and Lesbian Parents Making the Grade

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

The Florida appeals court that threw out that state's ban on gay parent adoptions yesterday didn't need this study to rule against the junk science ...

For Whom It Just Happens

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Why do people have children? The new Pew report is a good summary of trends in the demography of mothers, as well as attitudes related to birth decis...

Black Children and Adults Face Family Barriers

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

A measure of the society's meritocracy is the extent to which advantage and disadvantage are passed from parents to children.