2016 PEP Fellow Ellen Pader's research on how US housing regulations shape Americans' approach to space is covered on BBC broadcast The Why Factor

Ellen Pader, 2016 PEP Fellow, is interviewed on BBC broadcast The Why Factor on an episode on small living. Pader describes how cultures approach space in different ways. She offers the cross cultural example that that in Mexico, sharing beds and bathrooms is preferred, while in the US, the emphasis is on more space, less sharing. Pader argues that Americans' approach to space is related to how US housing regulations promote the building of larger spaces, emphasizing individualism rather than interdependence. Listen to the story here.