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Over the past decade, rents and home prices in major cities across the country have escalated rapidly. As young adults transition from college into the workforce, already owing an average of $20,000 in student loan debt, securing affordable housing in the current market can pose an overwhelming...
11/27/2006
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Most parents with children under the age of 6 are in their late 20s or early 30s, making issues of family leave, child care, and work flexibility of core concern to young adults under the age of 34. Young families across the income spectrum are financially and emotionally stressed by the demands of...
11/27/2006
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Debt has become a generation-defining characteristic for today's young adults. The problem often begins with student loan debt, which today affects both community college and university students. In addition, today's young adults are relying more on credit to cover basic living expenses,...
11/27/2006
Publication
Job security and stability were defining characteristics of the U.S. labor market from the 1950s to the mid-1970s. A large portion of the workforce was unionized, and workplace benefits such as health insurance and pensions were standard. Today, young workers can no longer expect to work at a...
11/27/2006
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Although Americans of all ages have endured the economic and social changes ushered in by a shift from an industrial to a technology- and service-based economy, today’s young adults are the first to experience its full weight as they try to start their lives. But the challenges...
11/27/2006
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In recent years, citizens, the media and political experts have expressed growing concern over redistricting--the process of drawing new district lines to determine which residents will be grouped together when electing representatives. This concern has focused on the steady decline in...
08/16/2006
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The United States faces major challenges in sustaining a strong middle class in the decades ahead. Rapidly changing, often volatile economic conditions are making it more difficult to enter the middle class -- and stay there. Even as the bar to a middle class life is raised higher, economic...
03/22/2006
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  The Brennan Center for Justice, Demos and the Legal Action Center call upon the New York State Board of Elections to end the systematic practice of illegally disenfranchising thousands of eligible voters.  A survey of 63 local election boards conducted late last year by the...
03/15/2006
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Public Briefing #6 is a summary of How to Talk about Government research completed by our FrameWorks Institute partner, Cultural Logic. In this phase of the research, Cultural Logic developed a "simplifying model" -- a communications tool intended to help evoke more productive thinking about...
03/01/2006
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This paper addresses some of the forces that weaken public consensus and the government's ability to respond to urgent environmental problems. It then describes some efforts already underway, and other strategies that should be considered, by public interest groups committed to a strong public...
12/01/2005
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