Do family demography in light of disasters, inequalities, identities, and policies as messy, incoherent, unpredictable features of society – not bugs in the ointment of modern progress.
Perception, reality, trauma and response, inequality and social change. I talked for an hour.
If anyone tells you that "facts are useless in an emergency," give them a bad grade.
Not only named after a robot, but a subservient female one.
46% of people both "correctly" identified their generation title, and said the term describes them "well."
The results show overwhelming US and European dominance, not surprisingly. And male dominance, which is more extreme among editors in chief, across all disciplines.
And a few other highlights. Data from the Social Security Administration show that the names Kobe and Gianna had the greatest increase in popularity of any names in the country in 2020; as Kobe boys increased from 499 to 1500 and Gianna girls from 3408 to 7826. Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna died in…
We're not going to find a set of fixed divisions that works across arenas -- such as social attitudes, family behavior, and economic status.
One example of the pitfalls of Pew's "generations," using environmental attitudes.
I posted a draft of this, with a discursive preamble, yesterday. To see all the posts on generations, here's the tag. Sign the letter here. We are demographers and other social scientists, writing to urge the Pew Research Center to stop using its generation labels (currently: Silent, Baby Boom, X, Millennial, Z). We appreciate Pew’s…