Skip to comments.Harvard: Just 6 in 10 Millennials have jobs, half are part-time
Posted on 02/07/2013 2:19:52 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
A comprehensive new Harvard University report on Americans under 30, the so-called Millennials, shows that the economy is having a crushing impact, with just 62 percent working, and of those, half are toiling at part-time jobs.
The report, released by Harvard's Institute of Politics, paints a depressing economic portrait of young Americans, many of whom are stuck with huge college tuition bills and little chance of finding a high-paying job......
Contrary to common media wisdom, most younger Americans did not vote in the last election. Of the 46 million Millennials, just half voted. "Although turnout was higher than it was in 1996 and 2000, it was right back to where it has been consistently from 1976-1992," said The report compiled by the National Conference on Citizenship, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University's Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Harvard University's Institute of Politics, and Mobilize.org.
Another blow to conventional wisdom: Younger Americans interact less than their baby boomer parents, apparently choosing Facebook over facetime. "Conventional group membership, attendance at meetings, working with neighbors, trusting other people, reading the news, union membership and religious participation are all down for young people since the 1970s," said The report provided to Secrets.
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No matter what, and how much wealth you accumulated, you still need these younguns maturing enough in your later life.
We are all dependent on one another in some ways. And why this is such a tragedy, really.
That is why the Left is so evil.
For answers to your questions, you can do some google searches on William Straus and Neil Howe, and some of their tomes of generational research:
The Fourth Turning (my #1 recommendation for anyone who might accidently jump into a discussion about generations)
“Of those 25-29, slightly more than 40 percent are married, but that is down 80 percent from 1960.”
That’s just an enormous shift. 80%. Wow.
Don’t worry - you can stay on your parents’ health-care until 26
Then there is welfare and foodstamps and free contraception, so you can continue to do your social activism or work for next-to-nothing for that environmental NGO!
Life is double-plus good in Obamaland!
Sadly they aren’t Bright OR eager....they want nothing but an I PHONE and a video game......they have no intent to get married nd have a family....girls too......it’s VERY SAD.
do not communicate well (either written or verbal)
do not respond well to structure or criticism
do not think critically
have not had high school or college work experiences
At the lower grades, government schools have failed to teach the basics.
At the higher grades government school have taught students what to think as opposed to how to think.
Parents have not taught their children respect for authority and the value of work.
Some studies have shown that many will struggle over the life of their careers, because the parents of the next "group" will not have made the same mistakes this group of parents did.
I think so. I don’t remember exactly.
“You boomers”? Really? Other than spending the las 27 years working as both an attorney and an AF reservist and teaching my children about the value of hard work, industry and faith, I might agree with you. But probably not.
Well, not our 25 yo daughter. She is gainfully employed and just received a nice bonus from her company, a major financial firm in NYC. She’s been there for three years now since college ...she was homeschooled many years and then went to a great Catholic university.
She votes Republican.
p.s. — she now thanks me for “pushing” her a bit. Which I did. In fact, at times I was was ruthless in my expectations of her. Also HIGHLY discouraged boys and dating before 18. (was often mocked for this).
But those who mocked? Their kids are drowning in loserdom ...
Childhood goes by seriously fast. It’s the most important work we’ll ever do. Parents who are working too much are also the problem, I believe, so they can have the big houses and twice a year vacations. I stayed home and sacrificed ...for which I was also mocked, hassled, often by own family members, especially my MIL.
Screw ‘em, I say. My daughter now routinely purchases me designer bags from NYC and can easily pay off her own college loans, lol.
Unfortunately you are absolutely WRONG, it was not the baby Boomer Generation that started this DEBT SNOWBALL, it was the very people that call themselves “The Greatest Generation” They are the ones that began ENSLAVING THE YOUTHS of this country in Perpetual Debt that can never be paid, while enriching the Cabal of Banksters with never ending and ever increasing interest payments for creating all those Federal Reserve Note OUT OF THIN AIR.
Finally. Some facts here. White folks 18-25 were just as likely as Boomers to vote for Romney.
The frustrating part is that you are better off lying by claiming you have no work experience than being truthful about your actual work experience.
I’ve gotten that as well. What am I supposed to do? Not work at all?
Yeah, and what are the boomers going to do to end debt slavery?
You’ve been in power now for 24 years and things are worse rather than better.
....she now thanks me for pushing her a bit. Which I did. In fact, at times I was was ruthless in my expectations of her. Also HIGHLY discouraged boys and dating before 18. (was often mocked for this).
But those who mocked? Their kids are drowning in loserdom ...
Childhood goes by seriously fast. Its the most important work well ever do.’
ATTA WAY TO BE LRJ....excellent points the more you expect from your kids the more they achieve...my parents pushed me constantly and it was a long long time before i ‘got it’ that ‘this really is for your own good’ was exactly why i was being ‘herassed’ hahahahah it takes years sometimes till we reallize what a great gift parents are...i’m glad i got the ones i did....and listened and learn to those 2 world class brainiacs...
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