I'm convinced that it is partly because they had realistic expectations and took jobs that there was a demand for. I know very few people from my parents generation who had non-jobs, they did things like work in a trade like construction or in a factory. They had no expectation of being a sports phycologist or new media analyst, but most of the young people I know have no expectation of doing a real job. With ever increasing population we see massive migration of people to do these jobs from economically disadvantaged countries because nobody wants to do those jobs. We end up with 1000 young people after the same non-job. I am surprised that as many of them find employment as they do to be fair.