The Madeleine Brand Show for November 21, 2011

Parenting on the edge - my millennial is unemployed

Timothy Egan

Reading Local

Timothy Egan talked with Madeleine Brand about his recent article on struggling millennials.

New York Times writer Timothy Egan tells us about his daughter who graduated from Stanford recently and her generation's struggle to find employment.

The millennial generation - or generation Y - refers to people born in the late '70s through the '90s. Before the Great Recession began, millennials were best known for their embrace of technology and a generally optimistic attitude. But job opportunities are scarce and student loan debt is at record highs. We examine the plight of millennials.


Timothy Egan is the northwest correspondent for The New York Times. He recently wrote about millennials in a column called "Boomer Parent's Lament."

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