Do we have any reason to believe that each new generation of white people will be more open-minded and tolerant than previous ones?
Over the course of two years, a sociologist studied a group of affluent, white kids to see how they made sense of sensitive racial issues like privilege, unequal opportunity and police violence.
SAT reading scores in 2016 were the lowest they’ve ever been.
In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day for pleasure. By 2016, only 16 percent did.
New research shows childhood in Europe lasts on average until age 25, while old age starts at 60.
Where do baby boomers live?
Over the last 50 years, Americans have steadily gotten older, more bicoastal and less likely to move to a new city.
Alone in the crowd, but not lonely.
Recent news reports suggest that the US is experiencing a loneliness epidemic. But the research is a bit more complicated.
Tyra Hemans, a 19-year-old senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, holds signs honoring slain teachers and friends.
After Columbine, teens weren't taking to the streets to call for more gun regulations. So what's changed?
California’s 1994 fight over immigration parallels the present-day U.S.
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In the 1990s, older Californians struggled to make way for a younger, more diverse generation. Here’s how that 'racial generation gap’ transformed the state – and what it means for the rest of the US.
Rather than conflict, seek togetherness.
Older relatives often object to younger people using their smartphones and tablets during family gatherings. But digital devices can connect distant relatives year-round.
According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.
The amount of time teens have spent working and participating in extracurricular activities has held steady in recent years. There has, however, been one big change in their lives: smartphones.
In the past, kids couldn’t wait to get their driver’s licenses. Now? Not so much.
Should parents be worried that many teens are putting off traditional rites of passage like working, driving and dating?
New research is putting the first generation of kids to grow up with the smartphone into sharp relief.
Move over millennials, there's a new generation in town. Dubbed 'iGen,' they differ from their predecessors on a range of measures, from mental health to time spent with friends.
Do you remember these?
The "Xennials" are supposedly a group born between the late 1970s and early 1980s, who were born analogue and became digital adults. But the evidence for their existence isn't as clear-cut as we might hope.
In Sir Thomas Malory’s ‘Le Morte d'Arthur,’ a character complains that young people are too sexually promiscuous.
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The anxiety that young people are messing things up goes back centuries.
It was supposed to bring us all together.
How has the first generation of kids to grow up with the iPhone been affected?
It's become fashionable to suggest that generational designations are arbitrary or a 'myth.' But social scientists can pinpoint generational and cultural changes with a surprising degree of accuracy.
Research has shed new light on whether we prefer policies that would benefit ourselves or our descendants.
Generations have differences but it’s the inequality within a generation that deserves more debate.
The debate about different generations' economic status misses the inequality within generations, especially younger Australians.
The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home overlooks the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house.
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The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home ignores the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house.
Millennials at work just want to be treated as professionals.
There is very little empirical evidence to substantiate most claims about generational differences.