(Why does Google call these "visually similar images" when it's obviously grouping them based on the surrounding text as well?) There are a number of sources showing a decline in sexual frequency among American adolescents and adults. Here are a few trends that I gathered as I write the update for the 4th edition of…
2022 Books in Review
The list of books we read is more personally revealing than a scattering of curated comments and status updates.
What’s the story (with the future of family demography)
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.
Inequality and social change, 2022 pontification edition
Perception, reality, trauma and response, inequality and social change. I talked for an hour.
Demographic facts all students should know right now
If anyone tells you that "facts are useless in an emergency," give them a bad grade.
Alexa devaluation, cutting room floor edition
Not only named after a robot, but a subservient female one.
Pew response and attempted clarification
46% of people both "correctly" identified their generation title, and said the term describes them "well."
What the editors of 6000 journals tell us about gender, international diversity, open access, and research transparency
The results show overwhelming US and European dominance, not surprisingly. And male dominance, which is more extreme among editors in chief, across all disciplines.
During the pandemic year of 2020, thousands of US parents named their babies Kobe and Gianna
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…
Continue reading ➞ During the pandemic year of 2020, thousands of US parents named their babies Kobe and Gianna
Why you’ll never establish the existence of distinct “generations” in American society
We're not going to find a set of fixed divisions that works across arenas -- such as social attitudes, family behavior, and economic status.