U.S. Census

Our analysis of five decades of sex research shows an evolving spectrum of sexual norms

One way to understand long-term trends in medical and health research is to analyze the language used in massive bodies of literature produced in the different fields. To better understand the shifting focus of sex research since the field was established, we downloaded (with permission) 4,545 …

Research

Why Wages Aren’t Growing

The very first thing any college freshman learns in Economics 101 is the law of supply and demand. When people desire more of something but its …

Social Justice

Some Angelenos are fleeing high-cost LA. Where are they going?

<i>The top out-of-state destinations for departing Angelenos is metro Las Vegas, a KPCC analysis of census data shows.; Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty</i> …

Southern California

One part of traditional marriage isn’t under attack

Americans still prefer men to put bread on the table.<p>Just over 70 percent of adults say it is very important for a man to be able to support a family …

Marriage

How Much Do Tax Cuts Really Matter?

The economic records of former presidents hold a lesson for Donald Trump.<p>The annual Census Bureau report on income and poverty released last week closes the book on former President Barack Obama’s economic record. But it opens the door to questioning the claim from President Trump and congressional …

Politics

Surging stock market powers U.S. wealth to $96.2 trillion

WASHINGTON — A healthy gain in the stock market and steadily increasing home prices boosted Americans' household wealth this spring, a trend that likely adds to the nation's inequality.<p>The Federal Reserve said Thursday Americans' net worth rose 1.8% to $96.2 trillion in the April-June quarter. …

Money

The Live-In Nanny Turned Artist Holding a Mirror to Our Country

<i>OZY and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have partnered to bring you an inside look at how entrepreneurs are coming up with innovative methods to help the</i> …

Culture

Census Bureau Report Reveals Alarming Racial Income Disparities

<b>MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b>The income divide, as revealed in a Census Bureau report, is a legacy of racism. (Image: US Government) …

Social Justice

Hurricane Irma's Compounding Impacts on Florida's most Vulnerable

These past few weeks have been filled with uncertainty for those living in the Gulf Coast and the Southeast -- even more so as Maria bears down on …

Hurricane Irma

Want to Conquer 'Email Fatigue'? Figure out Your Customers' Viewing Behavior.

You already know that personalization attracts engagement. But you need to dive in deeper to satisfy customers' content cravings.<p>How quickly does email fatigue set in? Faster than you can say “unsubscribe.” MarketingSherpa recently revealed that just 15 percent of email users surveyed thought that …

Marketing

U.S. Household Incomes: A 50-Year Perspective

<i>By Jill Mislinski</i><p>Last week, the Census Bureau released its annual report on household income data for 2016. Last year, the median (middle) household …

Business

The Causes of Income Inequality, Revealed

(John Hinderaker)In 1995, Scott and I wrote a paper titled The Truth About Income Inequality, which was published by Center of the American …

Social Justice

Hurricane Maria Exposes a Common Problem for Puerto Rico Homeowners: No Insurance

Only about half of houses on the island are covered by policies that protect against wind damage<p>By<p>Leslie Scism and<p>Leslie Scism<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@lesliescism<p>leslie.scism@wsj.com<p>Nicole Friedman<p>Nicole Friedman<p>The Wall Street …

National Flood Insurance Program

Shell is rather pleased with the duopoly - Digiday

Not every advertiser sees YouTube’s brand-safety woes and Facebook’s metric mishaps as chances to openly berate the duopoly. Oil giant Shell is doing …

Advertising Industry

The Asterisk In Real Median Household Income

<i>By New Deal Democrat</i><p>This is a follow-up to the post I wrote last week about the latest data on real median household income.<p>One of the things I noted …

Business

National security consequences of cutting immigration

Americans are having the wrong security conversation when it comes to the impact of immigration. We should be thinking about national security, not border security. The border can be secured without changing the level of legal immigration, but the nation’s strength has been (and will hopefully …

Opinion

Parents in the US don’t prefer boys anymore, according to new research

Parents in the US used to want to have boys. New research suggests this is no longer be the case.<p>In 2008, economists Gordon Dahl and Enrico Moretti published a landmark study (pdf) about whether American parents preferred to have boys or girls. Based on an analysis of US Census data from 1960 to …

Parenting

Why It's a Better Time for Buyers on a Budget to Purchase a Home

Those thinking about buying a home have probably heard all the tales of woe from other buyers out there: Sticker shock, getting outbid on the home of …

Business

72andSunny: Steal Our Diversity Playbook

MDC Partners' 72andSunny has released a playbook on expanding and diversifying the creative class, based on what it says has been its own successful …

Diversity

City falling short on ensuring language access, IG says

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has positioned himself as the defender of illegal immigrants ever since Donald Trump campaigned for president on a promise to …

Rahm Emanuel

New Residential Building Permits: August Permits Bounce Back

<i>By Jill Mislinski</i><p>The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have now published their findings for August new …

Business

The Pros

Getting married is a big step for any couple to take. Typically, when we think of the important factors of marriage, we relate it to a young couple …

Retirement

Lightning Deaths in the US Are Way, Way Down

Across the United States, lightning has killed 15 people so far in 2017, according to National Weather Service data. While those deaths are tragic, …

Science

Springfield, Holyoke residents fear for family in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria hits the island

The entire island of Puerto Rico is without power and Puerto Ricans living in the United States have no news on family members.

Hurricane Maria

All the money milestones to hit in every decade of your life - MarketWatch

Planning how much to save for retirement, let alone actually putting away the money, can be overwhelming. Knowing is half the battle, but it can be …

Retirement

Reports: Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico entirely without power

Multiple reports on Wednesday afternoon claimed the entire island of Puerto Rico was without power after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island with …

Caribbean

Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

1 / 3<p>FILE PHOTO: Gun enthusiasts look over Smith & Wesson guns at the National Rifle Association's annual meetings and exhibits show in …

Guns

Why the Former President of Nickelodeon Joined mitú as CEO.

Why the Former President of Nickelodeon Joined mitú as CEO. (Hint: 60 million US Latinos, just 1% of actors are Latino)<p>I am beyond excited to …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Atlanta neighborhood rankings by Walk, Transit Score

When it comes to walkability and transit access, downtown Atlanta shines—relatively speaking.<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>From how to improve public transportation in cities, ranking the best car-free neighborhoods across the country, and a friendly competition between NYC, San …

Urban Design

A Start-Up Slump Is a Drag on the Economy. Big Business May Be to Blame.

Unemployment has fallen, and the stock market has soared. So why has the economic expansion since the recession been so tame, with sluggish productivity and, at least until recently, anemic wage growth?<p>Economists say the answer, to some degree, can be found in a start-up slump — a decline in the …

Economics