The Details Of The Dream Have Shifted For Millennials
They say the only constant is change, right? Does that include the American Dream? Apparently so, at least as far as millennial are concerned.
A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau makes an interesting comparison between today’s 18 to 34 year olds and that same age group from 1975. The study looked at info about relationships, education, and economics.
So where are the changes? Today a large majority of young Americans believe education and economic accomplishments are extremely important parts of adulthood and at the same time more than 55 percent believe getting married and having children is not very important.
Back in the day -1975- 80 percent were married by the time they turned 30. Now, 80 percent are married by the time they turn 45.
In the last 40 years, women have made “considerable economic gains” while men have seen a decline. Another interesting find-- about one in three Americans live in their parents' homes these days.
The Census bureau report concludes this way, "If one theme describes how adulthood has changed over the last 40 years, it is growing complexity." (Time)