Twentysomethings Are the New Teetotalers

The Atlantic breaks down the trend of “suspiciously sober” young people in both America and the United Kingdom. Some statistics point to rising tuitions, less expendable income and post-college grads moving back in with their parents as contributing factors to this generation of “slightly less besotted” co-eds. Another cause may have “to do with the gap between the young adults who go to college and those who don’t.” Student schedules are more flexible than those of the working classes allowing more time for partying, and, eventually, those with college degrees may enter into higher paying jobs, which means: more money to spend on boozing. [The Atlantic]