Will American families finally catch a break? As Hillary Clinton takes the podium at the New School today for a major economic policy address said to focus on issues important to families, she has her work cut out for her. American families weathered decades of wage stagnation and mounting...
The Great Recession had a formidable impact on everyone in the US economy, intensifying the trends of increasing vulnerability that developed over the past 30 years. But young people fared especially poorly. In reality, the new generation of workers was already falling behind. New...
Young Invincibles and Demos commissioned a survey of young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 to better capture their circumstances, their anxieties, and their ambitions. The poll was conducted by Lake Research Partners and Bellwether Research and Consulting. From their responses comes an...
Today, as millions still struggle with joblessness and millions more scrape by paycheck to paycheck, the Great Recession has heightened the sense that something is fundamentally wrong in our economy. The reality is that for young people today, it is harder to either work or educate one’s way...
Mothers spend more time working and less on housework than they did a generation ago, while fathers spend more on housework and child care.
The highest-cost state for infant care is Massachusetts ($16,500), significantly higher than the national average ($8,900).
More children are being cared for by their fathers and grandfathers; poor families increasingly cannot afford center-based care.
These stories are a cross section of the experiences of young people entering adulthood in a time of uncertainty, as relayed to Young Invincibles by the young people themselves. These stories reach through the data to reveal the real, human impact of recent economic trends. Their...
Young adults in North Carolina and across the country are confronting an economic reality vastly different from that of their parent’s generation. Over the past three decades, economic opportunity and security for all but the most affluent and most highly educated has declined. Today, North...
Raleigh — North Carolina's young adults will continue to face a tough economy--one ravaged not only by recession but also by 30 years of declining opportunity and security for all but the most highly educated and affluent, according to a new report by Demos and the North Carolina Justice...