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Saturday, April 22, 2017

This may not surprise anyone aged 18 to 34 but according to U.S. Census data, if you're in that age bracket, your life differs wildly from your parents. Gone are the steady jobs and home ownership of yore. Gone too is married life -- more 18-34 year-olds live with their parents than with a spouse. The U.S. Census Bureau report found that the extent to which young people reached milestones like living alone was "tied to economic security." ... The study compared the 18-34 year old age group with young adults in 1975, their parents' generation. Back then, eight in 10 people were married by 30. Now, young people wait longer. By the age of 45, eight in 10 are married too.

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Nothing says a successful economy for the middle class than not being able to live on your own.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-04-20 02:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Oh look! Some internet asshat is trying to get over all of OBAMA's "divisiveness"!

Meanwhile

"Not racist" AG named Beauregard thinks a state jade no authority, cause it's an island. Apparently the "states rights" gang will knuckle under in absolute submission

And

The "rights" favorite radio fortune teller/truth teller says Goerge Sorros is to blame for sweet nuggets of weed, (thanks George)
To a jury. In a court

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-04-20 04:12 PM | Reply

Chief- #$%%^% cvf%%$##@×÷/_.

But,

;&gy@gambler peacekeeper "%/55555.

#3 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-04-20 04:56 PM | Reply

One of your more sensible posts.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-04-20 05:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

My wife's 2 cousins are neckbeards that never leave home. I call them Lenny and Squiggy. it's sad. they're like 29-30 now?

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-04-20 06:26 PM | Reply

One of them is a My Little Pony bro. they're both probably mods on reddit.

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-04-20 06:27 PM | Reply

what is most concerning is that they are living at home but what they are doing at home.

almost nothing, it appears. no job...not trying. not in school, etc.

It isn't that bad out there. I get it there are obstacles but living there indefinitely? not good.

#7 | Posted by eberly at 2017-04-20 08:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

it's sad. they're like 29-30 now?...One of them is a My Little Pony bro. they're both probably mods on reddit. #6 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Yikes, it sounds like the parents need to contact this service: youtu.be

#8 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-04-20 08:17 PM | Reply

almost nothing, it appears. no job...not trying. not in school, etc.

What are you basing that on?

Because...

Unemployment rates by age range for March 2017:
18-19 y/o = 11.2
20-24 y/o = 7.3
25-34 y/o = 4.5
www.bls.gov

Labor force participation:
16-24 y/o ............................................... 59.9(1950) 56.4(1960) 59.8(1970) 68.1(1980) 67.3(1990) 65.9(1998) 67.1(2015)
25-34 y/o ............................................... 63.5(1950) 65.4(1960) 69.7(1970) 79.9(1980) 83.6(1990) 84.6(1998) 86.6(2015)
www.bls.gov

Looks like they're working plenty.

Even more so...

Young adults ages 18-19 are typically transitioning into postsecondary education or the workforce. Between 1990 and 2014, the overall enrollment rate (i.e., enrollment at both the secondary level and the postsecondary level) for young adults ages 18-19 increased from 57 to 68 percent. The enrollment rate during this period for these young adults increased from 15 to 20 percent at the secondary level and from 43 to 49 percent at the postsecondary level. Most of the increase in the overall enrollment rate for this age group took place during the later part of this period. From 2000 to 2014, the overall enrollment rate for those in this age range increased from 61 to 68 percent; the enrollment rate increased from 16 to 20 percent at the secondary level and from 45 to 49 percent at the postsecondary level.

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Most 20- to 34-year-old students are enrolled in college or graduate school. Between 1990 and 2014, the enrollment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds increased from 29 to 38 percent, while the enrollment rate increased from 10 to 13 percent for 25- to 29-year-olds. During this same period, the enrollment rate for 30- to 34-year-olds did not change measurably. Between 2000 and 2014, the enrollment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds increased from 32 to 38 percent and the rate for 25- to 29-year-olds increased from 11 to 13 percent. Although the enrollment rate for 30- to 34-year-olds in 2014 (6 percent) was not measurably different from the rate in 2000, the enrollment rate for this age group fluctuated over this period.

nces.ed.gov

IOW, seems as though these folks are not doing any less than the previous generations. If anything, seems as though they are doing more than previous generations. At least that's what these stats suggest.

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-04-20 08:47 PM | Reply

parents coddle kids.
They helicopter from K through 34 y/o...

#10 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-04-20 09:04 PM | Reply

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Snoofy - Yeah I know,

Chief and OWS never add anything to any thread so I just responded in kind.

And don't be afraid to address me directly, it's a sign of weakness not to.

#11 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-04-20 09:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Trump inherited this mess from Bush.

#12 | Posted by Petrous at 2017-04-21 09:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Trump's 1% cabinet is making this a non-priority fast. More important to take away health care and cut taxes for the country club crowd.

#13 | Posted by 726 at 2017-04-21 10:18 AM | Reply

Hopefully many of these will not marry and have children as I could never imagine how the child of two snowflakes would turn out.

#14 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-04-21 01:50 PM | Reply

#14 | Posted by MSgt
Ask Snoofy he is one.

#15 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-04-22 12:00 PM | Reply

Hey Chief you related to Liawatha?

#16 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-04-22 12:02 PM | Reply

Where I live many immigrant families pack 3 or 4 generations into large houses. Racists call them hinduminiums.
It makes a lot of economic sense if you can avoid mass murder.
Better than a clump of rednecks living in trailers sharting out kids.

#17 | Posted by bored at 2017-04-22 12:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

@#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-04-20 08:47 PM
Not really trying to get too much into this, but the first sentence of that 2nd paragraph you quoted doesn't make sense.
Most students 20-34 are enrolled. Most being >50%, right?
20-24 year olds 38%
25-29 year olds 13%
30-34 year olds, something less than 6%
And before someone pokes her head in, it's not 38+13+6. Math doesn't work that way.
There's no way that you get 'most students are enrolled' from those kinds of numbers. A simple error like that would make me really consider the quality of the evidence it provides.

#18 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-22 12:56 PM | Reply

Thanks Trump!!!!

#19 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-04-22 02:19 PM | Reply

38% and 13% are increases the enrollment rate.
Not percentage enrolled.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-04-22 02:19 PM | Reply

#18 - AVIGDORE - You have misunderstood this sentence: "Most 20- to 34-year-old students are enrolled in college or graduate school."

All this is saying is that of the total body of students in the age group 20-34, most are enrolled in 2 types of higher education institutions, colleges or graduate schools. It says nothing about what percentage of that age group are actually students. The statistics which follow for enrollment by age group are not in conflict with the opening sentence.

#21 | Posted by Foreigner at 2017-04-22 03:46 PM | Reply

Better than a clump of rednecks living in trailers sharting out kids.

#17 | POSTED BY BORED

LOL

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2017-04-22 10:40 PM | Reply

You know what? Its always been hard to move out on your own at 18. I don't think that parents expect their offspring to be adults anymore... and that's a shame

#23 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2017-04-23 01:37 AM | Reply

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