News Summary: Recession changes youth attitudes

Jul 11, 2013, 8:12 PM

(AP) – PRIORITIZING: Young people showed more interest in conserving resources and a bit more concern about their fellow human beings, according to an analysis of high school students in the wake of the Great Recession.

CHANGING ATTITUDES: Compared with youths who were surveyed a few years before the recession hit, more of the Great Recession group also was less interested in big-ticket items such as vacation homes and new cars, researchers at San Diego State University and UCLA found.

PAYING THE PIPER: The Great Recession group was still most likely to want jobs where they could make a “significant” amount of money, but the study authors say that may simply be attributable to the ever-rising cost of day-to-day expenses.

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