Gen X trail blazers lose out on full time work

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If you were born in the 70s, university educated, and female, there’s a high chance you’re not employed in full time work. That’s according to a new study from the University of Melbourne that found only 38% of Generation X women work full time, compared to 90% of their male counterparts. Life Patterns is Australia’s longest running study of young people, and co author Professor Johanna Wyn says that children of the 70s were the first to experience the changing economic environment of the 1990s. She says that while they broke new ground, it didn’t always result in positive outcomes.

 

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