The State of Young America, a new report released by Demos and Young Invincibles, presents the results of a series of surveys and focus groups conducted with members of the Millennial generation—people between 18 and 34 years old. The report—divided into sections on jobs and employment, higher...
Clearly then, many questions are left unanswered about the job/loan dialectic for de Jesus and platoons of other anthropology students across the country. And for us all. I asked a recent undergraduate anthropology class of 32 students and found that about 70% expected debts over $20,000. This...
Each weekday morning, I feel a flush of gratitude. Rather than fight dread at having to schlep myself to the office, I feel blessed that I have a job I enjoy. Many of my generation are not as fortunate. A new report shows the weak economy is inflicting devastating damage to young people that is not...
And there is the fear that despite wanting to have it all, we'll actually end up with less than the generations before us. Here's Robert Hiltonsmith in the American Prospect on "Generation Y bother." Why is this recession different from other sharp downturns? The standard economic indicators...
The recession officially ended nearly two and a half years ago, in June 2009, but for the generation of young adults who’ve been trying to take their first steps into adulthood, its effects could shape the future for decades to come. Why is this recession different from other sharp downturns? The...
There is broad concern about student debt and college affordability among young Americans–as well as support for Pell Grant funding–according to a recent survey. Researchers found surprising homogeneity among respondents across social groups and levels of education. To gather data for the survey,...
Nearly every day, if not every hour, some politician proclaims that taming America’s budget deficit requires “hard choices.” Strangely, though, few talk about perhaps the toughest dilemma facing the supercommittee, and the rest of Congress: How to reconcile the needs of old and young Americans....
Tamara Draut discusses the economic state of young Americans on NPR: "One of the most striking things that has happened to young people is a major decline in their earning power."
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...
At a telephone news conference this Wednesday, three national policy organizations will release the results of a new nationwide, bi-partisan survey of young adults ages 18-34 about higher education’s importance and affordability, student debt, and Congressional proposals to cut Pell Grants or...