Posts Tagged ‘living alone’

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

    Micro-Apartments

    Oct 23, 12 • 188 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Gender gap, Households, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    An iPad turns on the lights, the shower is a futuristic sounding vertical tube near the door and the bed becomes seating.  Occupying 161 square feet, this Dongguan, China micro-apartment is the size of a US mall parking space. But, at $133 a square foot...

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

    Living Solo: Part 2

    Sep 1, 12 • 186 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Gender gap, Government, Households, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo 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...