Young People

Today the average college grad leaves school with just over $24,000 in debt, an amount that eats up $276 every month if you stretch the payments out over ten years and it’s a government loan with a 6.8 percent interest rate. Of course, one out of five students also carries more costly private loans...
10/27/2011
News/Resource
The undersigned voting rights organizations are writing to express our deep concern about your recent actions targeting legally registered student voters in Maine for investigatory action and sending them threatening correspondence likely to deter them from exercising their voting rights.  ...
10/17/2011
Publication
Draut argues that #ows is an understandable product of a hostile economic environment.
10/14/2011
Video
Let’s look at what’s happened to young workers’ paychecks over the last generation, starting with the experience of young men. Three years before the recession, the typical earnings for all young men working full-time were down 4 percent compared to 1980. And behind those overall figures...
09/09/2011
Data Byte
Since the Great Recession began, young people have taken it on the chin—whether they’re carrying a high school diploma or a costly college degree. The jobless rate among young adults is about double that of other age groups—with unemployment rates at Depression-era levels for young...
09/09/2011
Data Byte
Since the Great Recession began, young people have taken it on the chin—whether they’re carrying a high school diploma or a costly college degree. The jobless rate among young adults is about double that of other age groups—with unemployment rates at Depression-era levels for young...
09/01/2011
News/Resource
Rising college costs, combined with major policy changes in financial aid, have made college less affordable for today’s generation of young people. The Contract for College would unify the existing three strands of federal financial aid — grants, loans and work-study — into a coherent, guaranteed...
08/08/2011
Publication
Even though more of today's young adults are motivated to seek a postsecondary education, too many of them are sidelined by the financial burden of paying for school while meeting their other financial obligations. This report argues that to increase postsecondary success among low- to moderate-...
08/08/2011
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