Shifts in American society & associated workforce implications

Interesting shifts in American society are noted in the US Census Bureau’s 2005 American Community Survey.

Douglas Besharov, a sociologist with the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington-based think tank, said “Overall, what I see is a situation in which people — especially children — will be much more isolated, because not only will their parents both be working, but they’ll have fewer siblings, fewer cousins, fewer aunts and uncles,” the scholar argued. “So over time, we’re moving towards a much more individualistic society.”

It is interesing to think about the impact and implications on the workforce resulting from these shifts.

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