• Are the Millennials Secretly Prosperous?

    Writer Jean Twenge says that by comparison to Boomers and Gen Xers at the same stage of life, Millennials aren't doing as badly as believed, though patterns of family formation and childbirth seem to be undergoing a permanent shift. 

  • The Unluckiest Generation In U.S. History

    Economic data suggest that Millennials aren't just complaining. Their early years on the job market have been affected by the Great Recession and COVID and seen less growth than any other generation.

  • Jonathan Zimmerman: Colleges as Country Clubs

    Jonathan Zimmerman teaches history and education at New York University. He is the author of "Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory."My daughter is a junior in high school, so I've spent part of this spring making that upper-middle-class pilgrimage known as "the college tour."But as we were led across sweeping lawns by tour guides walking backward, I found myself thinking less about my daughter's looming college experience and more about how different her life will be after she graduates.I've also been thinking about "Girls," the television series about four young women trying to make ends meet in New York. Three of them are depicted as recent graduates of Oberlin, which is also the alma mater of "Girls" creator and lead actress Lena Dunham.