Posts Tagged ‘demographics’

  • In NYC and China, developers are building smaller apartments.

    Living Solo: Part 2

    Sep 1, 12 • 364 Views • No Comments

    Soup and ready-made meals sales are soaring in Brazil. The reason is probably more singles. In the United Arab Emirates, if you are over 30 and female, there is a 60% chance you are unmarried. For Japan, 31.5% of all households are one-person. Looking at...  [read more]

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Aging Challenges

    Aug 27, 12 • 256 Views • No Comments

    If you lined up everyone in the United States by age, the middle person would be close to 37.1 years old. In 1850, the median age was 19, for 2000 close to 35 and by 2050, we expect that middle individual will be 41. Accelerated by baby boomers who started...  [read more]

  • Aging Populations

    Apr 30, 12 • 313 Views • No Comments

    Just remember 4-2-1-whenever you think of Chinese demographics. 4 refers to 2 grandmas and 2 grandpas, 2 is their adult children and 1 is the next generation. The social fabric of China is shifting. In rural areas, the elderly population is growing as the...  [read more]

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    State Dilemmas

    Jan 16, 11 • 271 Views • No Comments

    Do higher taxes make you want to move? Hearing that taxes were going up in Illinois, the governor of Wisconsin said, “Escape to Wisconsin.” According to census figures, people do seem to be moving to no income tax states. One journalist explains...  [read more]

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    Choosing Means Refusing

    May 11, 10 • 276 Views • No Comments

    In yesterday’s Washington Post, Robert Samuelson reminded us that most developed nations will have a growing proportion of senior citizens. Comparing 2005 and 2030, for Greece, the 65 and older group will increase from 18% to 25%, for Spain, from 17% to...  [read more]