Millennials, the cohort of Americans born between 1980 and the mid-2000s, are the largest generation in the U.S., representing one-third of the total U.S. population in 2013. With the first cohort of Millennials only in their early thirties, most members of this generation are at the beginning of their careers and so will be an important engine of the economy in the decades to come.
Interesting read: 15 economic facts about millennials
1. Millennials are now the largest, most diverse generation in the U.S. population.
2. Millennials have been shaped by technology.
3. Millennials value community, family, and creativity in their work.
4. Millennials have invested in human capital more than previous generations.
5. College-going Millennials are more likely to study social science and applied fields.
6. As college enrollments grow, more students rely on loans to pay for post-secondary education.
7. Millennials are more likely to focus exclusively on studies instead of combining school and work.
8. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, Millennials are much more likely to have health insurance coverage during their young adult years.
9. Millennials will contend with the effects of starting their careers during a historic downturn for years to come.
10. Investments in human capital are likely to have a substantial payoff for Millennials.
11. Working Millennials are staying with their early-career employers longer.
12. Millennial women have more labor market equality than previous generations.
13. Millennials tend to get married later than previous generations.
14. Millennials are less likely to be homeowners than young adults in previous generations.
15. College-educated Millennials have moved into urban areas faster than their less educated peers.
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#happiest5k with little girlfriend! (at National Harbor)
Me: Check out my basil!
@valinalim: (looks on balcony) Which one is the basil?
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Above is an example of why you should always dig back and find an original tweet to RT, instead of using MT. If you notice, the tweet changes between examples one and two — meaning the 100+ people who retweeted the second tweet are passing along incorrect information.
Be skeptical of a RT unless you can track down the original tweet.
“If you haven’t tracked down the original tweet and confirmed what it actually says, you might be passing on misinformation AND putting misinformation in someone else’s mouth.” - Daniel Victor
Thank you to Daniel Victor from The New York Times for granting permission to share this image.
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