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Major Malfunction: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in What Students Study

September 16, 2015

This analysis explores bachelor's degrees earned by race and ethnicity, broken down by area of study. The report identifies the majors and programs that produce the highest and lowest median incomes (both at the start of one's career and in the middle of one's career) and probes for uneven distributions of African American and Latino students. The report finds that these students disproportionately earn more degrees in low-paying majors, and fewer degrees in the highest paying majors.

The Best Jobs for Millennials

August 26, 2015

"The Best Jobs for Millennials" highlights and ranks the careers that set up young adults for economic security. Young Invincibles analyzed 400 occupations considering three key criteria: their median salaries, projected future growth, and percent of positions held by Millennials. Also included is an analysis of access to the best jobs by gender.

Through Their Eyes: The Challenges Facing Young Workers in California's Post-Recession Economy

May 7, 2015

Through Their Eyes is the culmination of a YI-led Jobs Tour, a five-month series of in-person conversations with young adults across the state that offered valuable insight about the barriers preventing Millennials from pursuing careers. The report looks at the driving forces behind unemployment and underemployment among Millennial Californians, such as discrimination in the workplace, falling wages, skills gaps, and lack of information.

Finding Time: Millennial Parents, Poverty, and Rising Costs

April 29, 2015

Finding Time determines that more than 1 in 5 Millennial parents is in poverty -- a nearly 40 percent increase since the start of the new millennium -- and looks at the driving forces behind rising poverty among Millennial parents, such as student loan debt, falling wages and the exploding cost of education and childcare. The report also offers valuable policy solutions to make a difference for young parents. These solutions include providing affordable childcare on college campuses, paid leave, and flexible and secure work scheduling.

The Future of Millennial Jobs

December 20, 2014

The Future of Millennial Jobs explores the future of the labor force for Millennials and how higher education can better align with future job market demands. The report concludes that many young adults, ages 18 to 34 years-old, are uniquely prepared for jobs of the future with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively navigate workforce opportunities, yet points to reasons for concern, too: a growing number of Millennials, lacking access to technology and other resources, will be left behind.

Where Do Young Adults Work?

December 9, 2014

After a long recovery from the Great Recession, nearly 50 million Millennials are currently working across the nation, comprising a third of the workforce today. This report provides a snapshot of the present economic landscape for America's young working adults, illustrating where our generation works by sector and geography as well as how the most popular sectors have fared since the economic downturn.

Closing the Race Gap: Alleviating Young African American Unemployment Through Education

June 25, 2014

While the Great Recession continues to have ripple effects on the entire Millennial generation, young African Americans face unemployment rates that are twice that of their white peers. Closing the Race Gap takes an unprecedented look at the driving forces behind racial disparities in the job market, and how higher education can help fight joblessness.

Young Adults More Likely to Qualify for Special Enrollment

April 16, 2014

This report examines the likelihood of 18-34 year olds experiencing life events that qualify them for special enrollment in the insurance marketplace, rather than having to wait for an open enrollment period.

In This Together: The Hidden Cost of Young Adult Unemployment

January 6, 2014

At a time when young people are facing a mountain of new challenges in college, the labor market, and the home, this report, lays clear how much the failure to provide young people with good jobs is costing America's economy and the public each year at the federal and state level. The findings are staggering: severely high youth unemployment costs $9 billion in tax revenue each year. This report is a call to action for the national public, and the message shouldn't be taken lightly. How we tackle the problems facing today's youth has enormous implications for what the rest of the 21st century will look like in the U.S. Their policy proposals represent the opening of a national dialogue about how to address our current youth employment crisis. at the federal and state level.

Young Invincibles Policy Brief: New Poll Finds More Than Half of Millennials Want To Start Business

November 10, 2011

Presents findings from a survey of Americans ages 18 to 34 about entrepreneurship, including desire to start a business, reasons for delaying, and views on removing barriers by increasing access to capital and education and forgiving student loans.

The State of Young America: Economic Barriers to the American Dream

November 8, 2011

Based on surveys, interviews, and data on 18- to 34-year-olds, profiles, by race/ethnicity and gender, Millennials' employment, earnings, education, health care and coverage, cost of living, and patterns in raising families. Makes policy recommendations.