• American cities are so expensive that they could increase the risk of a ‘demographic time bomb'

    26 days ago - By Business Insider

    A new study suggests that trends in home prices are correlated with birth rates in the US. Researchers say that counties with the highest home value growth have seen the biggest birth rate declines.
    The findings suggest that in some cities, housing is too expensive to financially support children.
    The trend could contribute to a possible " demographic time bomb."
    No matter where they live, millennial women are generally having children later in life compared to past generations.
    A rise in home prices affects how a community functions. It can change a neighborhood's storefronts , tax base...
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  • The economies of the 40 biggest US cities, ranked from worst to best

    The economies of the 40 biggest US cities, ranked from worst to best

    26 days ago - By Chron

    Courtesy of TripAdvisor
    The US economy varies in its biggest cities.
    Metro areas such as San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, and San Jose have particularly strong economies; Cleveland, Virginia Beach, and Providence are much weaker.
    That's according to our ranking, which ranks metro areas by taking into account their unemployment rate, average weekly wage, job growth rate, GDP per capita, and GDP growth rate.
    The source of America's prosperity is its big cities.
    Business Insider combined five measures of labor-market and general economic health for the 40 metropolitan statistical areas with...
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