Because of the Great Recession and widening income inequality, young people are struggling to enjoy the same economic stability as their parents’ generation. Despite increasing levels of education and large gains in productivity, young people today earn just about the same or less than their parents did at the same age. More young people live in poverty than older generations did at the same age—13.5 million Millennials (or 19.5 percent of all Millennials) fall below the poverty line.
Get updates on these issues and more! Sign up to receive email updates on the latest actions, events, and updates impacting 18- to 35-year-olds.