Young, Underemployed and Optimistic
Coming of Age, Slowly, in a Tough Economy
Rising Share of Americans See Conflict Between Rich and Poor
The Occupy Wall Street movement no longer occupies Wall Street, but the issue of class conflict has captured a growing share of the national consciousness.
Women in the U.S. Military: Growing Share, Distinctive Profile
The women who serve in today’s military differ from the men who serve in a number of ways.
Barely Half of U.S. Adults Are Married – A Record Low
New Marriages Down 5% from 2009 to 2010
The Difficult Transition from Military to Civilian Life
Military service is difficult, demanding and dangerous. But returning to civilian life also poses challenges for the men and women who have served in the armed forces.
The Military-Civilian Gap: Fewer Family Connections
Whether or not they have served, most Americans have family members who have been in the armed forces. But as the size of the military shrinks, those ties may be diminishing.
For Many Injured Veterans, A Lifetime of Consequences
One out of every ten veterans alive today was seriously injured at some point while serving in the military, and three-quarters of those injuries occurred in combat.
The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-Being
The Old Prosper Relative to the Young
The Generation Gap and the 2012 Election
Angry Silents, Disengaged Millenials
In a Down Economy, Fewer Births
A sharp decline in fertility rates in the United States that started in 2008 is closely linked to the souring of the economy that began about the same time, according to a new analysis of multiple economic and demographic data sources.