I Thought Love Would Last Forever. I Was Wrong.

I have to profoundly disagree with W. H Auden’s opinion. In the Vows section of the New York Times there was a fascinating article about the demographics of American marriage that debates Auden’s view of love (and marriage). Continue reading “I Thought Love Would Last Forever. I Was Wrong.”

What Empty Nest? The Effects of The Economy on The American Household

Image of the quote "Over 60% of 18-34 year olds knew someone who had moved in with their parents because of the economy."This summer was full of great data ignored by most regarding the changing nature of what it means to be middle class in America. One of the most telling reports was the from the Census stating that 13.6% of Americans age 25-34 were living with their parents, which is up from approximately 10% prior to the Great Recession.

It’s not saying 10% of Americans 25-34 live at home during those 10 years of their lives. It is saying that at THIS snapshot moment, 10% are living with their parents. Most likely over 50% have lived with their parents for a year or two during the recession since, according to the Pew Research Center, over 60% of 18-34 year olds knew someone who had moved in with their parents because of the economy. New meaning to the word “Tween?” Continue reading “What Empty Nest? The Effects of The Economy on The American Household”