Column: Young potential employees drop out of workforce


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Being young is complicated. Getting a job is complicated. The social-services bureaucracy is complicated.

What is changing, suggests a study by two Indiana economists, is that young people age 26 to 31 are dropping out of the game entirely, choosing to spend their time in ways unlikely to result in a full-time job, a home or a family.

Is it economic malaise, cultural collapse or just laziness? Maybe an amalgam of all three; nobody is specifying.

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