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By Varda Konstam

This quantity reaches past facile "Gen X" and "quarterlife hindrance" constructs to bare the various varied voices of teens – their attitudes towards existence, paintings, relationships, friends, and identities – and contains the varied views of oldsters and employers. it's a must-have source for developmental, tuition, and counseling psychologists and therapists in addition to for researchers and graduate-level scholars.

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The next generation is starting their economic race 50 yards behind the starting line, . . They’ve got to pay off the equivalent of one full mortgage before they make it to flat broke, in order to pay for their education. ” And once you’ve got accumulated debt, the debt takes on a life of its own. It demands to be fed, and it takes that first bite out of the paycheck. And it means the opportunity to accumulate a little, to get a little ahead, to maybe put together a down payment—it’s just never there.

Isn’t graduating into a world of boundless opportunity, but rather is $ 20,000-plus in the hole thanks to student loans and credit cards. So begins the snowball effect: The most desirable entry-level jobs often pay wages too low for the indebted, who must fork over a large percentage of their salaries to Sallie Mae or Citibank. Other posts are reserved for those who can afford to work unpaid internships, or whose parents can support them through an extra year or two of graduate studies. Furthermore, High levels of debt preclude the young from getting the sweetest mortgage deals, and they often end up in the clutches of sub-prime lenders.

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