Posts Tagged ‘Pew’

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    Boomerang Households

    Dec 2, 11 • 150 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Thinkers, Households, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    The “boomeranger” has returned. A Pew Research Survey found that 13% of all households are composed of parents with adult children who moved away and then returned home. Pew’s respondents say the economy was the reason these

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    State Finance

    Dec 6, 10 • 195 Views • Government, Households, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Which state postponed a pension fund payment of $3.1 billion because of big budget problems and had a 2.4% decrease in its real GDP? (Still though, this state has the second highest median income.) The answer? New Jersey. New Jersey, though, is not alone. Jon

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    More About Money and Happiness

    Jul 6, 10 • 168 Views • Behavioral Economics, Households, Thinking Economically2 Comments

    If you want to know whether money relates to happiness, you might first decide what makes you happy. A Gallup World Poll of 136,000 people in 132 countries from 2005-2006 focused on 2 variables: “life satisfaction” and “enjoyment of