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The Resource Generation debt : why now is a terrible time to be young, Anya Kamenetz

Generation debt : why now is a terrible time to be young, Anya Kamenetz

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Generation debt : why now is a terrible time to be young
Title
Generation debt
Title remainder
why now is a terrible time to be young
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Anya Kamenetz
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An emerging spokesperson for a new generation addresses the grim state of young people today--and tells us how we can, and must, save our future. The nature of youth is to question, SO when 24-year-old Kamenetz started out as a journalist, she began asking hard questions for which no one seemed to have good answers. Why were her friends thousands of dollars in credit-card debt? Why did so many jobs for people under thirty-five involve a plastic name badge, last only for the short-term, and not include benefits? With record deficits and threats to Social Security, what kind of future was shaping up for the nation's kids? In this book, she talks to experts in economics, labor markets, the health-care industry, and education, and amasses a startling array of evidence that building a secure life is harder for young people today than it was thirty years ago.--From publisher description
Summary
An emerging spokesperson for a new generation addresses the grim state of young people today--and tells us how we can, and must, save our future. The nature of youth is to question, SO when 24-year-old Kamenetz started out as a journalist, she began asking hard questions for which no one seemed to have good answers. Why were her friends thousands of dollars in credit-card debt? Why did so many jobs for people under thirty-five involve a plastic name badge, last only for the short-term, and not include benefits? With record deficits and threats to Social Security, what kind of future was shaping up for the nation's kids? In this book, she talks to experts in economics, labor markets, the health-care industry, and education, and amasses a startling array of evidence that building a secure life is harder for young people today than it was thirty years ago.--From publisher description
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174684
Cataloging source
DLC
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1980-
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Kamenetz, Anya
Dewey number
330.9730084/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ799.7
LC item number
.K36 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Young adults
  • Young adults
  • College graduates
  • Jeunes adultes
  • Jeunes adultes
  • Diplômés d'université
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how our future was sold out for student loans, credit cards, bad jobs, no benefits, and tax cuts for rich geezers--and how to fight back
Label
Generation debt : why now is a terrible time to be young, Anya Kamenetz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-265)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface. Why I wrote this book -- About the research -- 1. Why generation debt? -- 2. College on credit -- 3. Low-wage jobs -- 4. Temp gigs ... -- 5. ... without benefits -- 6. Federal rip offs : deficits, social security, Medicare -- 7. Family troubles : love and independence -- 8. Waking up and taking charge
Control code
14329744
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 265 pages
Isbn
9781594489075
Lccn
2005044720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (PPL)7E58D400A901497D85F3E9DCD8DC19D3
  • (OCoLC)ocm61821865
  • (OCoLC)61821865
Label
Generation debt : why now is a terrible time to be young, Anya Kamenetz
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-265)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface. Why I wrote this book -- About the research -- 1. Why generation debt? -- 2. College on credit -- 3. Low-wage jobs -- 4. Temp gigs ... -- 5. ... without benefits -- 6. Federal rip offs : deficits, social security, Medicare -- 7. Family troubles : love and independence -- 8. Waking up and taking charge
Control code
14329744
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 265 pages
Isbn
9781594489075
Lccn
2005044720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (PPL)7E58D400A901497D85F3E9DCD8DC19D3
  • (OCoLC)ocm61821865
  • (OCoLC)61821865

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