Tag Archive for ‘demography’

The Geography of Stay-at-Home Moms

Professionals in the housing industry know that demography and housing are closely related. The total number of households and their respective forms are fundamental drivers of housing demand. With this in mind, we thought it would be interesting to take a quick look at the geographic distribution of stay-at-home moms. Few issues in American life seem to inspire as much passionate debate… Read More ›

Single-Family and Multifamily Starts: Long-Run Trends

Growth in multifamily construction is leading the recent increase in housing starts. And with many analysts focusing on multifamily development, we thought it would be useful to consider the long-run relationship between single-family and multifamily housing starts. Over the last 40 years, a discernible trend has emerged with respect to the ratio of single-family to multifamily housing starts. Overall, both types of starts have been subject… Read More ›

The Demographic Impact of the Housing Crisis

The economic impacts of the ongoing housing crisis include lost jobs, economic growth and household wealth. There are also demographic consequences that result from a weakened housing sector. For example, NAHB estimates that more than 2 million household formations have been delayed due to challenging economic conditions. Delayed household formations mean that younger families are delaying marriage and having children…. Read More ›