BOOKS: Climbing Up, and Losing Ground

January 8, 2006 | | New York Times |
Then they will have to pay for day care in an economy that gives bigger tax breaks to "someone buying a second home than raising a second child," Tamara Draut writes in "Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead," a grim tale of one-sided generational war.
 
Summing up her thesis, she offers this quotation from another study: 'With the possible exception of having a larger array of entertainment and other goods to purchase, members of Generation X appear to be worse off by every measure.'