What’s the Matter With Millennials?
An interview with Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig.
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In 2010, award-winning science writer Robin Marantz Henig wrote a story for the New York Times Magazine called “What Is It About 20-Somethings?” The massive public response proved that Americans of all ages had strong opinions on the question of whether technology and the economic crisis have made the contemporary experience of young adulthood different from at other times in recent American history. Marantz Henig and her daughter Samantha examined the latest research—and talked to both millennials and baby boomers—and produced Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? The discussion lasts about 25 minutes.
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