The American Marketplace: Demographics and Spending Patterns 14th Edition

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  • Region: United States
  • 631 Pages
  • New Strategist Publications, Inc
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Demographics and spending patterns of American consumers in one handy volume.

The dynamic marketplace of American consumers is at your fingertips in the new 14th edition of The American Marketplace: Demographics and Spending Patterns. Designed for convenience, The American Marketplace collects in one handy volume the latest demographic and socioeconomic data to keep you up to date with the ever-changing consumer landscape. Its hundreds of tables are organized into 11 chapters covering attitudes, education, health, housing, income, labor force, living arrangements, population, spending, time use, and wealth.

The American Marketplace reveals the latest demographic trends and tells the American story. It examines changing lifestyles in rich detail, from growing racial and ethnic diversity to declining homeownership, from disappearing nuclear families to shifting patterns of household spending, from another baby bust to new attitudes toward gay marriage and the American Dream. New to this edition of The American Marketplace are 2016 population estimates for the nation, states, and metropolitan areas, revealing surprising patterns of growth. The Attitudes chapter has data from the 2016 General Social Survey. The Income chapter, with 2016 income statistics from the 2017 Current Population Survey, reveals the struggle to stay afloat. The Wealth chapter examines net worth in 2016 and the slow recovery from the Great Recession. The American Marketplace is a reference tool that will help you cut through the clutter and track the trends.

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Introduction.

Chapter 1. Attitudes

  • Most People Are Pretty Happy
  • Middle Class Identity Is Strong Only among Older Americans
  • Many Think Their Standard of Living Is Falling
  • Religion is Important to Americans
  • Growing Acceptance of Same-Sex Relationships.
  • Internet Is Most Important Source of News
  • Most Support Legalization of Marijuana

Chapter 2. Education

  • Many Americans Are Well Educated
  • Most Asian Men and Women Have a Bachelor’s Degree
  • One in Four Americans Is in School
  • Fewer Students Are Dropping Out of High School
  • SAT Scores vary by Income and Parent’s Education
  • College Enrollment Rate Is Rising Again.
  • College Costs Have Grown by Nearly 50 Percent
  • Four-Year College Enrollment Is at an All-Time High.
  • More than 40 Percent of College Students Are Minorities
  • Women Earn Most Degrees, but Men Dominate Many Fields.

Chapter 3. Health

  • Most Americans Feel very Good or Excellent
  • Weight Problems are the Norm.
  • Americans Do Not Get Enough Exercise
  • Most Women of Childbearing Age Use Contraceptives
  • Births Have Declined
  • Cigarette Smoking is becoming Less Common
  • Number of Uninsured Declines by 13.7 Million
  • Asthma and Allergies Affect Many Children
  • Health Problems Are Common Among Older Americans
  • Many Older Americans Have Physical Difficulties
  • Most Americans See a Health Care Provider More than Once a Year
  • Heart Disease Is the Number-One Cause of Death
  • Life Expectancy Fell in 2015

Chapter 4. Housing

  • The Homeownership Rate is Falling.
  • Homeownership Rises with Income
  • Homeownership Is Highest in the Midwest
  • Most American Households Live in a Single-Family Home
  • Most Live in a Neighborhood with Single-Family Detached Houses
  • Monthly Housing Costs Are about the Same for Homeowners and Renters
  • Home values Have Fallen

Chapter 5. Income

  • More than One in Four Households Has an Income of $100,000 or More
  • The Richest 20 Percent of Households Control Most Household income
  • Rich and Poor Have Unique Characteristics.
  • Median Household Income Is Growing Again
  • Every Household Type Is Now Making Gains
  • Incomes Are Growing for Every Racial and Ethnic Group
  • Every Educational Attainment Group Is Now Making Gains
  • The Median Income of Middle-Aged Married Couples Tops $100,000
  • The Median Income of Black Married Couples Tops $73,000.
  • Householders Aged 45 to 54 Have The Highest Incomes
  • Household Income Peaks in Middle Age in Every Racial and Ethnic Group
  • More than 7 Million Couples Have an Income of $200,000 or More
  • From Young to Old, Incomes vary by Household Type
  • Asian Married Couples Have the Highest Incomes
  • Dual-Earner Couples Have the Highest Incomes
  • Single Parents Have Low Incomes
  • Most Women Who Live Alone Have Low Incomes
  • College-Educated Householders Have the Highest Incomes
  • Men’s Incomes Are Rising after Years of Decline
  • Every Race and Hispanic Origin Group Is Making Gains
  • The Incomes of Men and Women Peak in Middle Age
  • Among Full-Time Workers, Asians Have the Highest Incomes
  • Men’s Earnings Have Been Stagnant
  • Education Boosts Earnings
  • Among Full-time Workers, Women Earn 80 Percent as Much as Men
  • Incomes Are Highest in the Suburbs
  • Wages and Salaries Rank Number One
  • Minorities Account for Most of the Poor

Chapter 6. Labor Force

  • Labor Force Participation Fell between 2000 and 2016
  • Sixty-Three Percent of Americans are in the Labor Force
  • Non-Hispanic White Share of Labor Force Rises with Age
  • Working Mothers Are the Norm
  • More Than Half of Couples Are Dual Earners
  • Most Preschoolers Are in Day Care
  • Nearly One in Four Workers Is a Part-Timer
  • Occupations Differ for Men and Women
  • One in Four Men Works in Manufacturing or Construction
  • Job Tenure Has Fallen Slightly Since 2010
  • Self-Employment Rises with Age
  • Few Workers Are Represented by Unions
  • Millions Work at Home.
  • Most Workers Drive to Work Alone
  • The Number of Older Workers Will Expand Rapidly
  • Number of Minority Workers Will Expand Rapidly

Chapter 7. Living Arrangements

  • Married Couples Account for Fewer than Half of Households
  • Households Headed by Americans Aged 65-Plus Are Growing Rapidly
  • Non-Hispanic White Households Are Growing Slowly
  • Most Households Are Small
  • Households Grew the Fastest in the South and West
  • Only 39 Percent of Married Couples Have Children Under Age 18 at Home
  • Many Young Adults Are Postponing Marriage.
  • Husbands and Wives Are Alike in Many Ways
  • Same-sex Couples Have High Incomes

Chapter 8. Population

  • The U.S. Population is Aging
  • The Non-Hispanic White Population is Growing Slowly
  • The U.S. Population Will Number nearly 400 Million by 2050
  • The South is the Most Populous Region
  • Some States Are Losing Population
  • Most People Live in Metropolitan Areas
  • Americans Are Moving Less
  • Legal Immigration Adds Millions to the Population
  • Many U.S. Residents are Foreign-Born
  • Young Adults Are Least Likely to vote

Chapter 9. Spending

  • Average Household Spending Is Growing
  • Householders Aged 45 to 54 Spend the Most
  • Spending Rises with Income.
  • Couples with Children Spend the Most
  • Asians Spend the Most
  • Urban Households Spend More than Rural
  • Spending is Highest in the West
  • Homeowners Spend More
  • Households with College Graduates Spend More
  • One in Four Men Works in Manufacturing or Construction
  • Job Tenure Has Fallen Slightly Since 2010
  • Self-Employment Rises with Age.
  • Few Workers Are Represented by Unions
  • Millions Work at Home.
  • Most Workers Drive to Work Alone
  • The Number of Older Workers Will Expand Rapidly
  • Number of Minority Workers Will Expand Rapidly

Chapter 10. Time Use

  • Americans Watch 2.78 Hours of Television a Day
  • People Aged 35 to 44 Have the Least Amount of Leisure Time
  • Men Aged 35 to 44 Spend the Most Time at Work
  • Women Aged 35 to 44 Have the Least Amount of Leisure Time
  • Hispanics Spend the Most Time at Work

Chapter 11. Wealth

  • Net Worth Increased in 2016
  • Median Value of Financial Assets Increased between 2013 and 2016
  • Most Households Are in Debt
  • Nonfinancial Assets Are the Foundation of Household Wealth
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
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