Young Adults Prone To Job Hopping: Study

By SiliconIndia  |   Thursday, 27 March 2014, 13:04 Hrs
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Bangalore: The so-called Generation X born between 80s and 90s is, arguably, better educated and earns more money on an average than their counterparts who were raised in days of yore. Despite getting advanced education and lot many facilities; the young generation find themselves in lot of problems and are most prone in job hopping, reports the Boston Globe.

The department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has been keeping close eyes on about 9,000 young men and women born in the early 1980s, and surveying their educational and workplace progress on regular basis. According to the survey, more than two-thirds of the jobs held by high-school dropouts lasted less than a year. And found that, women were more educated than the men. Of which 32 percent of the women earned a bachelor’s degree, compared with 24 percent of the male participants. Overall, 70 percent of the women had either some college degree or received a bachelor’s degree, compared to 61 percent of men.

The survey also highlighted those young adults born in the years between 1980 and 1984 held an average of 6.2 jobs from ages 18 to 27 — 6.0 jobs for men and 6.3 for women.

The number of jobs held varied by their educational levels that were higher for women than for men. For men it ranged from 5.9 jobs for those with less than a high-school diploma to 6.0 jobs for those with a bachelor’s degree or higher degree. For women, those with less than a high-school diploma held 4.9 jobs over the period while women with a bachelor’s degree or higher held 6.9 jobs.

The study also included the period of the recession that ended in 2009. During that period, jobs across all age groups saw downfall and overall unemployment completely went down to 10 percent, which was 6.7 percent earlier.
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