Center for American Progress. April 5, 2013.
Nearly everyone has struggled in the wake of the Great Recession, but young Americans have suffered the most. While others have slowly returned to work, the unemployment rate for Americans ages 16–24 stands at 16.2 percent, more than double the national rate of unemployment. And even when this group eventually starts earning a paycheck, the impact of their unemployment will follow them for years. According to a new analysis by the Center for American Progress, young Americans will lose a staggering $20 billion in earnings over the next decade. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AyresYouthUnemployment1.pdf [PDF format, 8 pages].
International Information Program, U.S. Department of State. August 17, 2012.
This issue explores the Millennial Generation’s engagement in the electoral process and outlines their expectations for the 2012 elections. Contents include a Facebook debate between young Democratic and Republican activists, blogs by campaign volunteers, and a cartoon strip on the youngest member of U.S. Congress.
http://photos.state.gov/libraries/amgov/30145/publications-english/EJ_YouthVotes2012_English.pdf [PDF format, 24 pages].