"The Go-Nowhere Generation": Why Aren't Young Americans Hitting the Road to Find Jobs?

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"Today’s generation is literally going nowhere." That’s the argument Todd Buchholz and his daughter Victoria make in a recent Op-Ed published in The New York Times. Census Bureau data shows that the chance a 20-something will move to another state has fallen more than 40 percent since the 1980s. Meanwhile, the proportion of young adults living at home has nearly doubled. The Buchholzes say what we’re seeing is a shift in attitude — and that today, more than ever, young people are less willing to leave their hometowns to find better opportunities.

Todd Buchholz is a former White House economist under the George H.W. Bush administration. He's also the author of "Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race." His daughter Victoria Buchholz is a student at Cambridge University.