Strength in Their Sacrifice: A Photo Essay on OFW Women in the Philippines

It’s easy to account for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in terms of the number of those who are deployed each year and the billions of dollars they send back home in remittances—money that keeps the Philippine economy afloat.

But how do we quantify the cost of the years spent far away from their loved ones?

Read the full story by Pulitzer Center grantee Ana P. Santos for the Rappler here. 

Millennials stand out when compared with the Silent generation, a group of Americans old enough to be their grandparents.

  • Millennials are much more likely to be racial or ethnic minorities than members of the Silent generation.
  • Young women today are much more likely to be working compared with Silent generation women during their young adult years.
  • Millennials today are twice as likely to have never married as Silents were when they were young. 
  • Young Silent men in 1963 were 10 times more likely to be veterans than Millennials are today.

Compare the generations today and in the years that each generation was young with our interactive.