New Report on Economic Prospects of Young People

Posted on April 21, 2006

Why America’s 20- and 30-Somethings Can’t Get Ahead
By Tamara Draut

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DEMOS’ Economic Opportunity Program Director Tamara Draut offers a groundbreaking look at the new obstacle course facing young adults as they try to build careers, buy homes, and start families. As Draut explains, various economic and social trends over the last thirty years, as well as adverse government policies, have conspired to alter dramatically the process of becoming an adult. Connecting the economic stagnation of today’s young adults to broader social and cultural changes in America over the last three decades, STRAPPED will help jumpstart a national conversation about where the country is failing – and how we can make it right again.

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