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Millennials Search for Home...On Their Terms

How are millennials affecting the housing market? As millennials come of age and the older tier in particular begins to settle down, there are four key trends worth noting.
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COU Standard of Living Index 2017 - 2nd Annual Edition

In this policy brief, The COU Standard of Living Index, Wendell Cox provides cost of living estimates for new entrants to metropolitan markets, including prospective home buyers as well as renters.
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Hurricane Harvey Whitepaper

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and the disastrous flooding, Houston has come under extreme scrutiny. Much of the current debate starts from a firm misunderstanding of the region’s realities.

The Migration of Millions: 2017 State Population Estimates

by Wendell Cox — Texas added the most new residents of any state over the past year according to the July 1, 2017 estimates of the United States Census Bureau.
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Suburbs & Exurbs Grab Nearly All Metropolitan Growth

by Wendell Cox — The pattern of suburban (and exurban) population growth in the suburbs and exurbs that has dominated the United States since World War II has returned and is intensifying.
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Los Angeles Transit Ridership Losses Lead National Decline

by Wendell Cox — In recent days, two well placed commentaries have detailed the recent declines both in US transit ridership, and in particular, Los Angeles, where the decline is most severe.
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Elusive Population Growth in the City of Los Angeles

by Wendell Cox — For the better part of two decades, Los Angeles County has led the nation in domestic migration losses – the number of people moving out compared to those moving in.
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California's Coming Youth Deficit

by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox — Images of California, particularly the southern coast, are embedded with those associated with youthfulness. In reality, the state is falling behind in growth of its youthful population...
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The Great Train Robbery: Urban Transportation in the 21st Century

Co-authors Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox investigate the evolution of transit, identifying where and how various types of public transit work well, and how we can maximize the benefits of transit funding.
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Forget the Urban Stereotypes: What Millennial America Really Looks Like

Perhaps no generation has been more spoken for than millennials. In the mainstream press, they are almost universally portrayed as aspiring urbanistas, waiting to move into the nation’s dense and expensive core cities.
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The Cities Creating the Most High-Wage Jobs

by Joel Kotkin As the country moves toward full employment, at least as economists define it, the quality of jobs has replaced joblessness as the primary concern.
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Inequality and the 2016 Election Outcome: A Dirty Secret and a Dilemma

by James Galbraith The presidential election of 2016 occurred at the crest of a national debate over economic inequality, deeply researched by economists and sociologists since the 1990s...
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Dispersed Cities: Starting the 3rd Decade

by Wendell Cox Cities (urban areas or settlements) have been around for millennia. Over that time, cities have changed in form and function. But the way that people move around the city has materially changed only twice.