Today’s young adults face serious challenges in the form of high and rising tuition fees, a tough job market and high housing prices. But are they worse off than previous generations? In a column written several months back, Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick laid out a case that today’s students have it worse than he did when he graduated back in 1984. To see where you stand in relation to the young adults of today, try our interactive Who Had It Worse Time Machine.
All data is adjusted for inflation and presented in 2010 dollars. Limited availability of historical data means we can only go back as far as 1976.