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COMMENT | Why this is the worst time to be young

James Chai

Published
Modified 13 Apr 2020, 7:45 am

COMMENT | Get a university degree by 21, buy a house by 27, get married by 28, start a family by 29. That was the modest middle-class dream set by our parents for us. It was the path to a good and happy life.

Instead, what we have is a mountain of student loan debt, houses that are “seriously unaffordable”, an unaffordable love life, and no children. What used to be milestones in our parents’ lives are now our impossible dreams.

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