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Americans used to be a nomadic bunch, uprooting themselves for better jobs, better housing, and better lives, but new Census data again confirms a trend first observed at the nadir of the recession: We’re becoming a nation of homebodies, and not by choice. Census Bureau data released this week reveal that the rate of Americans moving reached another new postwar low in 2011. The mutually reinforcing constraints of a stalled housing market on the ability to move for employment bodes poorly for economic recovery, though the slowdown may also provide windfall population gains for some places that need them. The new statistics indicate that just 11.6 percent of U.S. residents moved between 2010 and 2011, down from 12.5 percent the previous year, and the lowest rate since 1948. To put this in proper perspective: the 35.1 million people who changed residence last year is the lowest number since 1960, when the nation’s population was about 40 percent smaller.
What works Pew Research has created a tidy series of interactive graphics to describe the demographic characteristics of American generational cohorts from the the Silent Generation (born 1928 – 1945) through the Boomers (born 1946 – 1964), Generation X (1965 – 1980) [this is a disputed age range - a more recent report from Pew suggests that Gen Xers were born from 1965-1976), and the Millennial Generation (born 1981+ [now defined as being born between 1977 and 1992]). The interactive graphics frame the data well. They offer the timeline above as contextual background and a graphic way to offer an impressionistic framework for understanding generational change. Then users can flip back and forth between comparing each generation to another along a range of variables – labor force participation, education, household income, marital status – while they were in the 18-29 year old age group OR by looking at where each generation is now.
SOURCE: AP/Chao Soi Cheong Smoke pours off one of the towers of the World Trade Center as flames explode from the second one as it is struck by a plane Tuesday, September 11, 2001. By Eleni Towns | September 8, 2011 My first day of high school was September 11, 2001. In an all-school assembly, a teacher stood to break the news and explain the significance of the attacks.
The Bridger Generation. Generation Y. Generation XX. Echo Boom.
by Kim Chipps, Michigan AmeriCorps Foreclosure Prevention Corps AmeriCorps Member Kim Chipps As a second year AmeriCorps State member serving with the Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps (MFPC) through my host site of Elder Law of Michigan, I was given the privilege of representing the MFPC as their Michigan AmeriCorps LeaderCorps member. The mission of the LeaderCorps is to strengthen the national service movement and the awareness of AmeriCorps in Michigan though effective outreach, community-wide service projects and civic engagement.
Suppose we could bet states as if they were horses engaged in a decade-long economic race. How would you place your bets? Well, one way to evaluate a state's prospects might be to look at the number of millennials aged 25 to 34 that were there in 2010. This age group is critical to a state's future because they represent the next wave of new families, new home buyers and big spenders. Over the next 10 years, they will move into the 35 to 44 age cohort and increase their average household spending by 23%, a jump of more than $10,000 per household, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So one way to pick states with high economic prospects is to look at how many 25- to 34-year-olds each has numerically and in relation to a national average, and how fast that cohort is growing.
Thursday, June 16, 2011 SOUTHFIELD, MI – A newly released survey of nearly 4,000 Michigan college students has identified clear reasons why talented young people choose to leave Michigan after graduation – and what it will take to get them to stay. The Michigan Colleges Foundation (MCF), a consortium of fourteen independent colleges and universities located throughout Michigan, commissioned the study in partnership with Madison, Wisconsin-based Next Generation Consulting , leaders in the field of millennial market research and talent retention. Students on MCF’s Van Andel Millennial Board (VAMB) were also pivotal in the success of the survey.
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There’s been a lot of talk about who millennials are and how different they are from ‘Gen-Xers’ and the ‘Baby Boomers’, but a lot of this commentary has to do with attitudes and priorities. Pew has recently done a study on millenials and how they access media and technology, which proved the basis for the graphic below. It is primarily concerned with how media and technology play a major role in shaping who millennials are, and how they interact with one another. It also addresses who millenials are, what’s important to them, how they value marriage and education, and other interesting facts and figures. Share this post <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Released: February 24, 2010 This is part of a Pew Research Center series of reports exploring the behaviors, values and opinions of the teens and twenty-somethings that make up the Millennial Generation Executive Summary