American Consumer: The American Marketplace: Demographics and Spending Patterns, 11th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1940308356
  • ISBN-13: 9781940308357
  • DDC: 304.60723
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 612 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The American Marketplace draws on scores of government sources to give you a population profile of the United States in one handy volume. 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
List of Table.
List of Charts.
1: Attitudes.
2: Most People Are Pretty Happy.
3: Middle Class Identity Is Strong among Older Americans.
4: Many Think Their Standard of Living Is Falling.
5: The Two-Child Family Is Most Popular.
6: Religion Is Important to Americans.
7: Growing Acceptance of Same-Sex Relationships.
8: Television News Is Most Important.
9: Most Support Gun Laws.
10: Education.
11: Many Americans Are Well Educated.
12: Most Asian Men Have a College Degree.
13: Educational Attainment Varies Widely by State.
14: More than One in Four Americans Are in School.
15: Parents Are Involved in Their Children's Education.
16: Most Parents Are Satisfied with Their Child's School.
17: School Enrollment Is Projected to Rise.
18: Fewer Students Are Dropping Out of High School.
19: Stability in High School Graduates.
20: SAT Scores Vary by Income and Parent's Education.
21: College Enrollment Rates Are below Their Peak.
22: Education.
23: College Enrollment Is Declining.
24: Education.
25: Earning a Bachelor's Degree Often Takes More than Five Years.
26: Health.
27: Most Americans Feel Very Good or Excellent.
28: Weight Problems Are the Norm.
29: Most Americans Do Not Get Enough Exercise.
30: Most Women of Childbearing Age Use Contraceptives.
31: Fertility Rate Is Falling.
32: Forty-Six Percent of the Nation's Newborns Are Minorities.
33: Cigarette Smoking Is Becoming Uncommon.
34: Millions of Americans Do Not Have Health Insurance.
35: Asthma and Allergies Affect Many Children.
36: Health Problems Are Common among Older Americans.
37: Many Older Americans Have Physical Difficulties.
38: Most Americans See a Health Care Provider More than Once a Year.
39: Heart Disease Is the Number-One Cause of Death.
40: Americans Are Living Longer.
41: Housing.
42: Homeownership Rate Is Falling.
43: Homeownership Rises with Income.
44: Homeownership Is Highest in the Midwest.
45: Most Americans Live in a Single-Family Home.
46: American Households Are Well Equipped.
47: Most Are Satisfied with Home and Neighborhood.
48: Monthly Housing Costs Are Higher for Homeowners.
49: Home Values Have Fallen Sharply.
50: Income.
51: Many Households Have Incomes of $100,000 or More.
52: Income Inequality Has Grown.
53: Rich and Poor Have Unique Characteristics.
54: Median Household Income Fell between 2000 and 2012.
55: Every Household Type Lost Ground between 2000 and 2012.
56: Every Racial and Ethnic Group Has Lost Ground.
57: College Graduates Are Losing Ground.
58: Median Income of Middle-Aged Married Couples Tops $94,000.
59: Median Income of Black Married Couples Tops $64,000.
60: Householders Aged 45 to 54 Have the Highest Incomes.
61: Household Income Peaks in Middle Age in Every Racial and Ethnic Group.
62: More than 4 Million Couples Have Incomes of $200,000 or More.
63: From Young to Old, Incomes Vary by Household Type.
64: Asian Married Couples Have the Highest Income.
65: Dual-Earner Couples Have the Highest Incomes.
66: Single Parents Have Low Incomes.
67: Most Women Who Live Alone Have Low Incomes.
68: College-Educated Householders Have the Highest Incomes.
69: Incomes Have Plummeted among Men under Age 65.
70: Every Race and Hispanic Origin Group Lost Ground during the Great Recession.
71: Incomes of Men and Women Peak in Middle Age.
72: Among Both Men and Women, Asians Have the Highest Incomes.
73: Women Lost Ground during the Great Recession.
74: Education Boosts Earnings.
75: Among Full-time Workers, Women Earn 77 Percent as Much as Men.
76: Incomes Are Highest in the Suburbs.
77: Wages and Salaries Rank Number One.
78: Minorities Account for Most of the Poor.
79: Labor Force.
80: Labor Force Participation Fell between 2000 and 2012.
81: Sixty-Four Percent of Americans Are in the Labor Force.
82: Labor Force Participation Varies by Race and Hispanic Origin.
83: Working Mothers Are the Norm.
84: More than Half of Couples Are Dual-Earners.
85: Most Preschoolers Are in Day Care.
86: One in Four Workers Is a Part-Timer.
87: Occupations Differ for Men and Women.
88: One in Four Men Works in Manufacturing or Construction.
89: Job Tenure Has Increased.
90: Self-Employment Rises with Age.
91: Few Workers Are Represented by Unions.
92: More than Three Million Earn Minimum Wage or Less.
93: Millions Work at Home.
94: Most Workers Drive to Work Alone.
95: Number of Older Workers Will Expand Rapidly.
96: Numbers of Asian and Hispanic Workers Will Expand the Most.
97: Construction and Health Care Lead the Pack.
98: Living Arrangements.
99: Married Couples Account for Fewer than Half of Households.
100: Households Headed by Older Americans Are Growing Rapidly.
101: Lifestyles Change with Age.
102: Households Differ by Race and Hispanic Origin.
103: Most Households Are Small.
104: More than 8 Million Elderly Women Live Alone.
105: Households Are Growing in Every Region.
106: More than 80 Percent of Households Are in Metropolitan Areas.
107: Nearly One in Four Children Live with Their Mother Only.
108: Most Married Couples Have Children at Home.
109: Most Men and Women Are Householders.
110: Many Young Adults Are Postponing Marriage.
111: Husbands and Wives Are Alike in Many Ways.
112: Divorce Is Highest among Women in Their Fifties.
113: Same-Sex Couples Have High Incomes.
114: Population.
115: U.S. Population Is Aging.
116: Non-Hispanic White Population Is Growing Slowly.
117: U.S. Population Will Number Nearly 400 Million by 2050.
118: The South Is the Most Populous Region.
119: Washington, D.C. Is Growing the Fastest.
120: Four States Have Minority Majorities.
121: Most People Live in Metropolitan Areas.
122: Americans Are Moving Less.
123: Legal Immigration Adds Millions to the Population.
124: Many U.S. Residents Are Foreign-Born.
125: Millions of U.S. Residents Speak Spanish at Home.
126: Non-Hispanic Whites Are a Shrinking Share of Voters.
127: Spending.
128: Average Household Spending Is Growing Again.
129: Householders Aged 45 to 54 Spend the Most.
130: Spending Rises with Income.
131: Couples with Children Spend the Most.
132: Asians Spend the Most.
133: Spending is Highest in the West.
134: College Graduates Spend More.
135: Time Use.
136: Americans Watch 2.83 Hours of Television a Day.
137: Women Aged 25 to 34 Have the Least Amount of Leisure Time.
138: Asian Men Spend the Most lime at Work.
139: Wealth.
140: Net Worth Has Plunged.
141: Married Couples Have the Greatest Wealth.
142: Non-Hispanic Whites Have the Highest Net Worth.
143: Homes Are the Most Important Asset.
144: Motor Vehicles Are the Most Commonly Owned Asset.
145: Homeownership Boosts the Net Worth of Non-Hispanic Whites.
146: Most Households Are in Debt.
147: Married Couples Have the Biggest Debts.
148: Asians Are Most Likely to Be in Debt.