And a word to parents: like my own mom is found of saying, “There’s nothing new under the sun.” She’s quoting her grandmother when she says this btw.
There’s a great piece in today’s New York Times, called “Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble into a Career?”
…by the 1960s, as Americans started spending more time in college, the trend of a relatively quick launch to adulthood was ending. Census figures show that the number of 19- to 24-year-olds living with their parents started edging up, from 30 percent in 1960, to 35 percent in 1980, to 47 percent today… In the 1980s, college graduates achieved financial independence, defined as reaching the median wage, by the time they turned 26, according to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. In 2014, they didn’t hit that mark until their 30th birthday.