Who Spends What on Food?

Looking closely at food spending, we see that, based on where, when, age, income and eductaion, it will vary.

What Our Chairs Say About Us

We are talking about chair economics when we look back and then across cultures at the impact of how we sit.

Who Is Wealthy?

Asking who is rich can take us to the numbers that stae our income or we can use income inequality to get some answers.

Why You Might Be Younger Than You Think

Typically starting with your birth date, calculating your age could depend on chronology, biology, or where you live.

How We Mismeasure Women’s Time Use

When surveys reveal the extra amount of time women spend on household responsibilities, their estimates ignore the “mental load.”

How We’ve Been Delaying Life

Comparing 1980 and now, we would see that many of us are older when we experience five of life’s key milestones.

Why Monique Is More Than a Chicken

More than money, our increased pet spending signals the changing relationship we have with our dogs and cats and even a chicken.

Why We Moved Back With Mom (and Dad)

Looking at multigenerational households in the U.S. and Europe, we see where and why young adults stay and leave.

How We Use Our Time

We can look at the American Time Use Survey and Microsoft to see how our time use varies by age, gender, and at work.

The Inventions That Really Made a Difference

Lighting history can remind us that a technology timeline reflects countless incremental steps as progress unfolds.