coffee http://michiganradio.org en Happy at home: Generation Y looks for success on its own terms http://michiganradio.org/post/happy-home-generation-y-looks-success-its-own-terms <p>Members of Generation Y---those Americans born in the 1980s and 1990s who are currently in college or cutting their teeth in the working world---have received their share of scrutiny in recent years. But where their parents might be discussed in terms of day-glo paint and ideological revolution, Gen Y-ers tends to garner attention for their inseparable relationship with technology and their bad timing, starting their adult lives in America&#39;s worst economic climate since the Great Depression.</p><p><b>Going Nowhere?</b></p><p>Last month, the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/opinion/sunday/the-go-nowhere-generation.html?_r=1">New York Times ran an op-ed piece</a> co-written by economist Todd Buchholz and his daughter Victoria, a student at Cambridge University. It bore the headline &ldquo;The Go-Nowhere Generation&rdquo; and in it the Buchholzs argued that unlike previous generations, Generation Y has &quot;become risk-averse and sedentary,&quot; unwilling to leave home in search of &quot;sunnier economic climes.&quot; Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:30:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 6826 at http://michiganradio.org Happy at home: Generation Y looks for success on its own terms