Washington Monthly : The Living-in-the-Basement Generation

According to new research by the Social Science Research Council’s Measure of America project, for our nation’s 5.8 million “disconnected youth”—the one in seven Americans between the ages of sixteen and twenty-four who are neither working nor enrolled in school. This cohort, whose numbers were stable for a decade, surged by 800,000 after the Great Recession and includes not only children from poor and minority families but significant numbers of white, middle-class youth as well.

October 29, 2013

New York Times : Does Education Make You Happy?

Richard Florida his colleague Charlotta Mellander have taken a closer look at the metropolitan well-being numbers and found moderate correlations between happiness and other factors, like wages, unemployment and output per capita. The variable they looked at that showed the strongest relationship with happiness was “human capital,” measured as the share of the population with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

February 22, 2010