When Is Your Child Really a Grownup?

It’s an uphill climb for many millennials to stand on their own

A recent Economist cover story labeled the world’s 1.8 billion young people Generation Uphill. The entire issue focused on millennials and the challenges they face in both developing and wealthy countries.

The articles argue that while young people have many advantages, they still face a sometimes daunting future, thanks to an extremely competitive job market, huge student loan debt and expensive housing. “The path to adulthood — from school to work, marriage and children — has become longer and more complicated,” according to the newspaper.

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