Why Aren’t Millennial Wages Growing?

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Last year, millennials – those born between 1981 and 2000– overtook Baby Boomers as the largest generation in the U.S. The largest share of the voting-age population. Yet a new report says, despite their numbers, millennial wages have remained mostly stagnant since the 80s. With employers less willing to raise the pay. What is going on with millennials’ wages? On Point was joined today by Brendan Duke, the associate Director of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, and Alicia Sasser Modestino, professor of economics and public policy at Northeastern University, to talk wage growth, wage stalls and the millennial economy.

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This segment aired on March 8, 2016.


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