Greg Ip

Articles by The Economist’s U.S. Economics Editor

Cramped quarters: As children postpone their departure, households get larger

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[Greg Ip] IT IS hard to be an optimist about the housing market these days, but those so inclined like to note that as long as the population keeps growing, so should the demand for homes. But what if the larger population decides to share the same number of homes?

America’s census bureau has been publishing massive amounts of data from several, parallel surveys of the population in recent weeks. One of its more intriguing findings is that after shrinking for decades, households have started to grow. 

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Written by gregip

September 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

Posted in Demographics, Housing

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