Países latinoamericanos donde creció más la clase media

La solidez económica que tuvo Latinoamérica en la primera década de este siglo permitió una baja en las tasas de pobreza y la desigualdad, así como un crecimiento de su clase media, según un informe de Pew Research Center. Sudamérica y México fueron las zonas donde se vio este fenómeno en forma más clara, en comparación con Centroamérica y el Caribe. Fotos: Locos por las bellezas de América Latina El estudio del Pew establece que América del Sur fue una …

Hispanos en EE.UU. dominan más el inglés y hablan menos español en casa

Los latinos que viven en Estados Unidos dominan cada vez más el inglés y hablan menos español en casa, según un informe del Pew Research Center publicado esta semana. Fotos: 10 hechos que dieron paso al crecimiento hispano. Un récord de 33,2 millones de hispanos hablaban inglés fluidamente en 2013, llegando al 68% desde el 59% en 2000, según el análisis del Pew basado en estadísticas del Censo. Al mismo tiempo que aumenta el dominio anglohablante entre los latinos, el …

Report Shows Americans Don’t Worry About Aging Population

“What? Me worry?” Those famous words of Mad Magazine’s fictitious Alfred E. Neuman seem to sum up the attitude Americans have about whether aging is a problem in this country. A just-released Pew Research Center global aging report asked residents of 21 countries if they thought the burgeoning number of older people was a “major problem” for their country and for themselves. In fact, the United States ranked No. 19, or two places from the lowest. Japanese and South Koreans, who …

What Does the New End-of-Life Study Mean?

When it comes to end-of-life medical decisions, Americans are divided over what they think is right: to pull out all the stops and try everything regardless of the situation, or discontinue treatment and allow someone to die if he or she chooses. A newly released survey by the Pew Research Center asked nearly 2,000 adults by telephone to weigh in on their beliefs, including the hot-button issue of physician-assisted suicide. The results: 66 percent think a patient should be allowed …

Is That How YOU Met?

I met my wife the old-fashioned way, at a dance where she was another guy’s date. Our best friends met in a bar and discovered they had the same birthday. They’ve shared more than two dozen since. But that was all before the Internet. Today, 1 in 4 people between ages 50 and 64 personally knows somebody who met and fell in love online, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. For …

Working Caregivers Need Government and Employers to Do a Better Job

Employers and policy leaders, are you listening? With the onslaught of aging boomers, the need for family-friendly work-leave policies will only increase. And yet, current policies don’t reach enough people and are not meeting the needs of today’s working caregivers. That’s the conclusion of a new report, Keeping Up with the Times: Supporting Family Caregivers with Workplace Leave Policies, issued by the AARP Public Policy Institute. Although the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted 20 years ago, …