Young People

Student loan default rates increased by nearly one-third in just 2 years. In 2009, 15% of graduates from for-profit schools were in default.
11/03/2011
Data Byte
A gender pay gap still exists at all levels of education. It is largest for those with a high school diploma, smallest for college graduates.
11/03/2011
Data Byte
Employment of 18-24 year-olds is at a 30-year low.  The employment ratio for 25-34 year-olds hasn’t been this low since the early 80s.  
11/03/2011
Data Byte
It’s a look at our nation’s future through the eyes of the folks who have to make it work for the next 50 years — Americans under the age of 35. They’re everywhere across the spectrum, whether it’s stuck in traffic on the way to their job, waiting in the unemployment line, protesting at the Occupy...
11/03/2011
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Demos just released new comprehensive polling about the opinion of young adults. Politically the most interesting data point that stuck out for me is their finding that an overwhelmingly 68 percent of young people say it is harder for them to make ends meet now than it was four years ago. From the...
11/03/2011
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White youths are more pessimistic about their economic future than young minorities, though black and Hispanic youth are more likely to be in a worse financial position right now. Just 12 percent of whites between the ages of 18 and 34 believe that they will be better off economically than their...
11/02/2011
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As President Obama dusts off his 2008 theme of “hope” in anticipation of his reelection campaign, he has a problem to get around: Among young voters, one of his most crucial constituencies, hope is, like, so yesterday. A new report published jointly by Demos, a liberal think tank, and Young...
11/02/2011
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I wrote last month about how the economy could shift the youth vote more toward a GOP candidate. A report out today by Young Invincibles and Demos, called "The State of Young America," finds that even though young people are still optimistic about their future, they are the first generation to be...
11/02/2011
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The jobs crisis and rising healthcare costs have left millions of young Americans without healthcare coverage but the health reform law is turning things around, according to a new report from the liberal groups Demos and Young Invincibles. As of 2009, the report found, 30.3 percent of people...
11/02/2011
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Their employment prospects are dim, their debt is high, their lives are on hold and a stunning number are living with their parents, even into their 30s. They are young adults, 18 to 34, struggling to begin their adult lives during the worst economy since the Great Depression, and they risk...
11/02/2011
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