Category Archives: millennials

student loans haunt older folks, too

Here’s a surprising way in which Baby Boomers are more like Millennials than people realize — people over 50 carry almost as big a student loan burden as do twenty-somethings. According to a report on NPR, the Federal Reserve Bank … Continue reading

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millennials to the rescue

Generalizations about twenty-somethings cut both ways: in some reports, Millennials are the least socially-engaged generation ever; in others, they are becoming involved in political action in ways their predecessors never did. I prefer the generalizations with the more positive spin, … Continue reading

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plus ca change

I love when an old piece of writing seems as if it could have been written yesterday, and could as easily be applied to today’s twenty-somethings as to the young Baby Boomers about whom it was intended. That’s why I … Continue reading

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enough with the “generation me”

Generational stereotypes are in the eye of the beholder, it seems. One obvious and pervasive example: the stereotype that the Millennial generation is filled with narcissists. Much attention has been paid to a new report from Jean Twenge and her … Continue reading

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which comes first, motherhood or adulthood?

Do you need to be fully adult before you start having babies, or is it having babies that helps turn you into an adult? That’s the question Sam and I wrote about on the Motherlode blog at nytimes.com. (Part of … Continue reading

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