For this assignment, government information on the dynamics of sociodemographic traits in the United States was used as a table. Precisely, as the Figure shows, the table reflects the number of young people in two age groups (18 to 24 and 25 to 34) and two genders (women and men) who have their own homes or live in their parents’ home as a function of time. The data were taken from the official U.S. Census Bureau website and are reliable (USCB, 2021). The purpose of this data is to report on changes in the number of homeless young people and to assess how much these statistics change over time, especially for those young people who live with their parents who will be adults themselves.
Analysis of the numerical and percentage demographics demonstrates that the number of young people with a home has been generally constant over the past 60 years, in contrast to the percentage of people living with their parents. First, the number of young men living with their parents is on average about 1.2 times higher than young women; the same statistics apply to older men as well. Second, in the older age group (25 to 34), the total number of young people living with parents is on average 4.3 times higher than for younger people. These facts reflect the fundamental dynamics of the demographic agenda in the U.S., and therefore it can be argued that they reflect the actual pattern.
The table should not influence readers or promote certain opinions because it independently presents descriptive demographic statistics. The data can be trusted because it is published by a federal department-if, it turns out to be incorrect, the overall credibility of the government systems is undermined. Meanwhile, the data can be used for social programs to manage youth based on statistically sound facts. For example, the government can improve mortgage terms for young people to encourage their separation from their parents.
USCB (2021). Historical living arrangements of adults. Census. Web.