Young People

The New York Times published an article last Friday which puts the cost of not investing in higher education in perspective. The article talks about a "cumulative public divestment" in public higher education as being the primary driver of sky-rocketing tuition.The stats quoted by the Times are...
03/06/2012
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The New York Times published an article last Friday which puts the cost of not investing in higher education in perspective. The article talks about a "cumulative public divestment" in public higher education as being the primary driver of sky-rocketing tuition. The stats quoted by the Times are...
03/06/2012
Blog
Demos' Tamara Draut goes on MSNBC with Dylan Ratigan to spread the word about crushing levels of student debt and the obstacles that young Americans face in accessing the middle class. Get more data and polling about economic barriers to the middle class from our recent report, The State of Young...
02/23/2012
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Thom talks with a panel of experts (Robert Reich, Leo Hindery, Robert Borosage, Heather McGhee and Natalie Foster) on how to "take back the American Dream." The discussion focuses on three key elements: why and how we almost plunged into a second great depression, what kind of future will Americans...
02/22/2012
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President Obama relied on enthusiastic support from Millennials to reach the White House in 2008, but they haven’t been immune to tough economic times — nor the despair that comes with it. Will they support Obama with the same vigor in 2012, and — if not — what can the President do to re-inspire...
02/14/2012
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During the debate on health care that preceded the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one of the most-discussed topics was the heath care coverage status of young Americans. At the time, young people had the highest uninsurance rate of any age group: According to the CPS data Demos and Young...
02/08/2012
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Unemployment and underemployment persist even in the best of times, as workers “churn” through the labor market seeking better opportunities and higher wages. But this is not the best of times, and the unemployment and underemployment faced by young people today is not pushing us toward better...
02/08/2012
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The fifth annual MetLife survey of American value ideals shows a significant shift from prioritizing achieving professional success and material wealth to having a greater sense of personal fulfillment, particularly among younger generations. Millennials preferred a sense of personal fulfillment...
01/31/2012
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Demos' Heather McGhee explains on NOW with Alex Wagner how racial attitudes that we now view as fringe and extreme actually form the basis for the on-going war on crime and war on drugs.
01/18/2012
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