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Hopes and fears of Europe’s highly educated, young jobless

Twentysomethings are missing out on the homes, pensions, independence and confidence that come with steady employment

By Jon Henley  /  The Guardian, THESSALONIKI, Greece, BOLOGNA, Italy, and MALAGA,

No one, Martinelli says, seems to be thinking about that. Just like no one is thinking about the implications, longer-term, of her and her 30-something unemployed friends not having babies. Sylvia knows a couple who are putting in a doctoral application simply because “that’s three years’ income assured. They could start a family. How wrong, as a situation, is that?”

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