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WLGR: The Julian marriage laws (nos. 120-123, etc.)
In 18 B.C., the Emperor Augustus turned his attention to social problems at Rome. Extravagance and adultery were widespread. Among the upper classes, marriage was increasingly infrequent and, many couples who did marry failed to produce offspring. Augustus, who hoped thereby to elevate both the morals and the numbers of the upper classes in Rome, and to increase the population of native Italians in Italy, enacted laws to encourage marriage and having children (lex Julia de maritandis ordinibus), including provisions establishing adultery as a crime.

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3 days ago by nhaliday
A 40-year study finds Generation Z is avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before | Business Insider
According to a new study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social media apps.

The study, published in the journal Child Development, analysed survey responses from 8.3 million teenagers given between 1976 and 2016. Overwhelmingly, today’s teens were found to be less likely to drive, work for pay, go on dates, have sex, or go out without their parents.

“This isn’t just about parenting,” Twenge told Business Insider. “It’s also about teens themselves and the economy and fertility rates and people living longer.”
teens  trends  alcohol  demographics 
6 days ago by dancall
Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016
Median household income in the United States in 2016 was $59,039, an increase in real terms of 3.2 percent from the 2015 median income of $57,230. This is the second consecutive annual increase in median household income.

The nation’s official poverty rate in 2016 was 12.7 percent, with 40.6 million people in poverty, 2.5 million fewer than in 2015. The 0.8 percentage point decrease from 2015 to 2016 represents the second consecutive annual decline in poverty. The 2016 poverty rate is not statistically different from the 2007 rate (12.5 percent), the year before the most recent recession.
america  income_inequality  demographics 
6 days ago by JohnDrake
The Boring Story of the 2016 Election – MattBruenig | Politics
So the overall story the data tells us is that Trump won with less white support than Romney because he managed to hold strong enough with female and nonwhite voters and because Clinton was so unpopular that she bled a significant enough portion of Obama’s coalition into the abyss.

The lack of attention to this story of Trump’s win makes sense because it is satisfying to basically nobody.
donald_trump  election2016  demographics  matt_bruenig 
7 days ago by perich
Beyond ‘Send Money Home’: The Complex Gender Dynamics Behind Mobile Money Usage | NextBillion
One obvious use is very straightforward but surprisingly not often discussed in terms of gender dynamics. The “send money home” marketing effort of M-Pesa shows us a clear gendered story of men – in this case probably well-educated, young, urban, employed men – sending funds to their rurally based mothers.

A similar gendered urban-rural story of migrant husbands was detailed by Olga Morawczynski in her early ethnographic research on M-Pesa’s use. This gives us the first dimension of our answer: Mobile money is a network technology that connects people and fits into a pattern of gender relations in which urban-based men earn and remit to rurally based women. So far, so apparently straightforward.
payment  africa  india  demographics  women 
7 days ago by dancall
Digital Nation 2017 | Good Things Foundation
The 2017 update of our Digital Nation infographic gathers together the facts and stats about non, limited and engaged users of the internet in the United Kingdom. It looks at a range of areas including the barriers to getting online and the benefits to those who develop digital skills and fully embrace the digital world.
statistics  demographics  uk  internet  accessibility 
10 days ago by garrettc

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