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December 2008, Vol. 131, No. 12
Expenditure patterns of young single adults: two recent generations compared
Senior Economist, Division of Consumer Expenditure Surveys, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Differences in spending patterns for young, never-married adults in 2004–05 and their counterparts in 1984–85 may reflect differences in demographics; however, whether the changes indicate an increase or decrease in economic status remains unclear.
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