Young People

Few of us recall that the full name of the march where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech was the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." Jobs, even before freedom. Today, Dr. King would be calling our generation to action because economic inequality and...
01/17/2012
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You don't have to have an MBA from Harvard or Wharton to know that the economy is hurting and has been for a while. The terrible effects of the Great Recession, unemployment, benefit cuts, home foreclosures, and more, have been widespread. According to a recent report produced by Dēmos and Young...
01/05/2012
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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...
01/05/2012
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On Tuesday, members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus released a grand proposal to help rebuild America and its embattled middle class—and it couldn’t come at a better time.  As Republicans continue to recycle their failed economic policies of the last decade—tax cuts for the wealthy and...
12/15/2011
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Are young people better off than their parents? At least when it comes to income, the answer depends on gender. The study, compiled by the non-profit Young Invincibles and the think tank, Demos, looked at wage data for 25- to 34-year-olds in 2010 and compared it to the wages of that same age group...
12/12/2011
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Demos' Heather McGhee discusses the key findings from our recently-released "State of Young America" report, breaking down the main obstacles to young Americans' pursuit of the middle class. McGhee is joined by Ronnie Cho from the White House Office of Public Engagement, Aaron Smith from Young...
12/09/2011
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Demos' Heather McGhee discusses the key findings from our recently-released "State of Young America" report, breaking down the main obstacles to young Americans' pursuit of the middle class. McGhee is joined by Ronnie Cho from the White House Office of Public Engagement, Aaron Smith from Young...
12/09/2011
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Youth leaders and policy experts cited rising costs in education, health care, child care, and housing as key issues for winning the young vote in 2012. The discussion at the Center for American Progress was based on a recent report from the think tank Demos and the Young Invincibles entitled “The...
12/07/2011
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Young Invincibles and Demos partnered to complete The State Of Young America report, the first comprehensive look at the economic challenges facing young adults since the Great Recession.  In addition, we conducted a groundbreaking poll with Lake Research Partners and Bellweather Research...
12/05/2011
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Young Invincibles and Demos partnered to complete The State Of Young America report, the first comprehensive look at the economic challenges facing young adults since the Great Recession.  In addition, we conducted a groundbreaking poll with Lake Research Partners and Bellwether Research...
12/05/2011
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