Young People

"Here are some thing other people have said can help make the economy stronger. For each one please tell me whether you strongly support, somehwat support, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose."
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Both women (3.5 years) and men (4.1 years) are marrying later than they did 30 years ago. Women are having their first child later as well. 
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15% of all households spend more than 40% of income on debt payments, up from just 10% in 1987.  
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While 18-24 year-olds hold a similar amount, 25-34 year-olds have much higher levels of credit card debt than were held a generation ago.
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Long-term economic trends, rising rental costs, and the Great Recession can all be seen in the decision to move home with parents.
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Homeownership rates for young adults increased steadily in the 90s and early 2000s, but have seen a drop since the housing bubble burst. 
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The share of young households spending more than 30% of income on rent was stable for two decades, but grew after 2000 to reach 41% in 2009.
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The cost of rent takes up a larger portion of income than in 1980: 8 percentage points more for people 18-24, 5 points more for those 25-34.
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Unemployment and underemployment make young people less likely to have access to health benefits.
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In just 10 years employer-sponsored insurance dropped 12.8 percentage points for 18-24 year-olds, and 8.5 percentage points for those 25-34.
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