24 Ways Our Working Mothers Had It Easier Than We Do
Families didn’t suffer from college debt
In the 70s, the majority of parents weren’t college graduates because they didn’t need to be. When a person did decide to pursue higher education, more than half of their expenses were covered by grants. People left school able to go right to work and buy into the American dream. Now, millennials are likely to have spent time in or after college living with parents, leave school with crippling debt that will follow them around for decades, and are in no way guaranteed to find a decent paying job in their field of study. Depressing, right? It’s one of the reasons many scholars believe this generation has put off having families later than their own parents. Bummer.