There is an entire generation of young people whose parents told them to just go to school and get a degree. This was the path to getting a job. Just get your degree — it doesn’t matter what you study. The degree was the important thing. Well, a huge group of that generation is now educated — with the debt to show for it — and unable to find work.
There aren’t really statistics to back this up. Sure, you could look at unemployment levels, but that’s not what we’re talking about. We’re talking about underemployment. People who can talk to you at length about literature, history, philosophy, theater and sociology while they serve you burgers."