Read more: The Wall Street Journal (5/7)
New Website Features User-Generated Reports of Suspected Illegal Immigrants
People can now publish and map their suspicions about "illegal alien activity," thanks to IllegalAlienReport.com, a new website launched by a search engine marketing company. The user-generated reports, which contain the people's names and whereabouts, have created alarm within the Latino community. Latinos claim the site encourages more unwarranted hostility. The site also includes an online forum, links to illegal immigration news and a gift store selling merchandise featuring anti-immigrant sentiments.
Read more: Deseret News (5/5); The Huffington Post (5/7)
Demographic Shifts Could Be Contributing to Unimpressive Jobs Report
Economists are speculating that the declining labor force participation rate from last week's jobs report may be due to several factors, including demographic changes. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago estimates that about half of the drop is due to the changes within the U.S. population's aging workforce, namely as the baby boomer generation begins to retire.
Read more: Daily Markets (5/7); The Economist (5/4)
Jobs Report Reveals Unemployment Drop for Black Women
Unemployment numbers for black women have decreased by 3.1 percent since December 2011, one of the few bright findings from the lackluster jobs report released last week, this article says. The decrease is the largest for any demographic group.
Read more: The Grio (5/7)
Childless Marriages Aren't the Key to Happiness, Studies Find
Having children might actually make you happier, according to two new studies, the findings of which contradict the traditional view that childless marriages are more satisfying and often happier than ones with offspring. The data, presented at the Population Association of America's annual meeting, found that no evidence exists that having a child decreases a parent's overall well-being.
Read more: Chicago Sun-Times (5/7)
ABC News, Univision to Jointly Own New English-Speaking Hispanic Channel
A new English-speaking channel targeted to the Hispanic market will be launched in a joint venture by ABC News and Univision News. The Hispanic population is estimated to make up 30 percent of the U.S. by 2050, and the market has been valued at $1 trillion.
Read more: Politico (5/7); Los Angeles Times (5/8)