Joel Kotkin, “The Screwed Generation Turns Socialist,” Daily Beast, February 19, 2017.
See my suggestions for handling money and work on the Global Youth SpeakOut website. Websites like CashCourse and foolproveme.com provide free financial information and tools for money management. Marketplace radio show provides useful financial suggestions in a 2017 series titled “Graduating Into the Economy.” The print online version includes how to land a great job, how to build your credit, and how to save money. Get in the habit of saving at least a little money each month because compound interest adds up significantly over time. Check out what you’ll earn from saving accounts, bonds, IRAs, etc.
About one in four college women suffer sexual assault or rape, although they may not consider date rape worthy of being reported to campus authorities. This was discussed in I Never Called It Rape (1987) by Robin Warshaw. Sexual harassment is even greater for women graduate students. The Association of American Universities survey of 27 colleges found that 23% of women had experienced unwanted sexual contact accompanied by physical force or the threat of it during their years in university (5% of men reported this), including 31% of the women of the Harvard class of 2015.[i] In an extensive study of American Hookup: the New Culture of Sex on Campus (2017), Lisa Wade found that male athletes have high status on campus and “In the culture of sex that dominates college campuses today, status is what sex is all about.” Scoring with a high status person gives status points. On the other hand, if sexual assault occurs, it’s difficult to confront a high-status athlete or fraternity member, so 80% of such assaults aren’t reported.
[i] Michele Richinick, “1 in 4 Women Experienced Sexual Assault While in College,” Newsweek, September 22, 2015.
Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned
Ageism is prevalent in a great deal of current scholarship in the social sciences as scholars fault youth for being delinquent or politically apathetic. Researchers ignore young people’s actual voices, despite their leadership in recent global uprisings, some of which unseated entrenched dictators. Neoliberalism must be exposed in its focus on youth sub-cultures and styles rather than economic barriers caused by growing inequality and rising youth unemployment rates. Ageism in Youth Studies also discusses the debate about “Generation We or Me” and if Millennials are narcissistic. Resources about global youth studies are included, along with the results of the author’s surveys and interviews with over 4,000 young people from 88 countries.
Blog about global youth: https://globalyouthbook.wordpress.com/
Gayle Kimball’s photos of global youth and their homes: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.348956001796264.91437.160382763986923&type=1
Almost 100 video interviews with global youth: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGlobalyouth
Gayle Kimball’s books about global youth:
Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Beat Burnout (Equality Press, 2017) A $10 ebook that includes suggestions from students from around the world, available on Amazon, etc.
Global Youth Values Transforming Our Future (Cambridge Scholars Publisher, July 2017)
Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned (Cambridge Scholars Publisher, June 2017) includes bibliography about global youth
In process available for your critique and additions:
Global Youth Activism: The Wave of Uprisings Since 2011
Brave: The Global Girls’ Revolution
Tactics and Goals for Changemaking
I invite you to critique and add your observations to chapters of interest.
Global Youth Values Will Transform Our Future
Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.
Over 4,000 young people from 88 countries SpeakOut! Future leaders reveal trends in youth culture. Discover the values and religious beliefs of Generations Y and Z, based on their own voices rather than adult projections from multiple-choice surveys. The book includes futurists’ projections of significant trends. Please email for chapters to gkimball at csuchico dot edu
Chapter 1: A Global Generation
Get to Know Eva, Abel, Sahar and Yuan; Global Youth Worldview; Trends Shaping Our Futur
Chapter 2 Generation Gap
Teenaging of Culture vs. War on Kids; Generation Gap; Generation We or Me?; Helicopter Parents Want School Success; What Youth Think About Adult
Chapter 3 Modern Values
Morally Lax?; Modern Cultural Creatives; Generational Differences in Values; Individualism vs. Collective Values; Respect for Elders is a Common Value but is Diminishing; Burdened Youth Value Education, Service and Career
Chapter 4 Traditional Values
Critics of Modern Values and Stress; Traditional Rural vs. Modern Urban Values; Traditional Values in First Generation Immigrant Youth; Youth Are Becoming More Family-Focused
Chapter 5 Religious Beliefs
Religious Beliefs; Participation in Organized Religions