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While young people have always struggled to get established, economists and labour experts say this time is different. Those in their 20s today are facing far more hurdles than many in their parents’ generation, and those difficulties are likely to linger for years, even decades, with profound economic consequences for Canada. There is diminished job security, the growth of temp work, rising costs for food, tuition and housing and record debt levels. To top it off, young people entering the work force today are far less likely to retire with a company pension than their parents’ generation.
Editor's note: Acadia University is in Wolfville, N.S. An earlier version of a caption in this gallery contained incorrect information.