Who Is Likely to Live Alone?

For reasons that range from feminism to technology to urbanization, living alone in the United States has become increasingly typical.

How to Measure the Size of Our Cultural Divide

We can judge the size of our cultural divide by identifying the TV shows we watch, the magazines we read, and the movies we see.

Where Education and Healthcare Could Be Better

The new World Bank Human Capital Index was created to encourage the leaders of 157 countries to improve their healthcare and education.

Looking For Peak Creativity

While the data for scientists and artists can indicate the age of our peak creativity, a close look reveals that it is much more complicated.

How to Know If You Are a Millennial

Using a lens that divides us by generations, we can look more closely at Millennial characteristics to see how they differ from other age groups.

Where You Might Need to Change Your Image of the Elderly

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, aging populations do not constrain productivity if more educated workers are the ones who remain in the labor force.

Success and Your Name

Influencing college admissions, job opportunities and how smart people think you are, your name affects your human capital development.

The Vaccine Benefits That No One Talks About

With better school attendance and learning, and then higher work productivity, the positive externalities of childhood vaccination have an economic impact.

Balancing Warmth and Competence at Work

Human capital formation involves a combination of warmth and competence that results in doing a job effectively and communicating well also.

The Revolution That Grandma Started

The NYC Miss Subways competition was about a lot more than pretty “girls” (as they were called). To become Miss Subways for a month, applicants had to submit a picture to the John Robert Powers Agency. From perhaps 1000 applicants,…