College degrees protected recent grads from great recession’s worst

It was a defining image of the Great Recession: floundering college grads stuck back home, living in mom and dad's basement. But while rooted in some truth, that picture doesn't show fully how the prolonged economic downturn broadly impacted people in their early 20s, according to a new study out Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. In fact, those degrees offered strong protections against the recession's worst effects. The study, an
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