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The State of the American 27-Year-Old

Using government research—which tracked a group of 15,000 high school sophomores in 2002, and then followed up with them 10 years later—The Atlantic has put together this series of charts that “offers up a statistical picture of young-adult life in the wake of the Great Recession.” The piece compiled some interesting information about American twentysomething life, like home ownership rates (one in five), how many have children (34%), how many got married (28%), how much they earn, information about reaching career goals, how much debt they carry and how education correlates with all of the categories. You can go here to see all of the charts about the “highly educated, highly indebted” generation …

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