News and Research

Employment & the Economy

  • Friday, May 08, 2015

    CLM’s latest paper carefully compares Canada, Sweden, and the U.S. using comparable data sets and methodological choices. More important, it includes pure measures of rank mobility that are unaffected by changes in income inequality—a severe bug in the measures used in earlier research. CLM find that the three countries have very similar rates of relative mobility.

  • Thursday, May 01, 2014

    To this day, the United States of America attracts immigrants hoping for the “American Dream.” Unfortunately, people from poor backgrounds becoming rich through sheer hard work are heard of less and less in recent decades. The question is whether or not the American Dream is still attainable?

  • Monday, January 06, 2014

    A new study has claimed that nearly 50 percent of all black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the U.S. are arrested by the age of 23, hurting their ability to find work, attend school and participate in their communities.

  • Thursday, January 03, 2013

    Fiscal cliff negotiations tested everyone’s patience, but even young children who don’t understand national budgets may show signs of strain during such economic insecurity.


  • Thursday, February 12, 2015

    It seems like most aspects of American society have gotten tangled up in student loan issues. Researchers have tied student loan debt to problems in the housing market and slow economic growth. The latest thing suffering from this glut of education debt is borrowers’ physical well-being, according to researchers from the University of South Carolina and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Marriage & the Family

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    Recent analysis of a survey of a segment of millennials, those born between 1980 and 1984, found that 90 percent moved out of their parents' household by age 27. Of those moving out, however, over 50 percent returned. This return is sometimes referred as "Boomeranging," moving out of a parental home and back . This experience has implications for household formation that are at this point unknown but worth exploring.

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2011

    Whether it’s having a child, getting married or cohabiting with a romantic partner, these markers of forming a family are a common right of passage to adulthood.