Gen Y Wants 'Balance' More Than An Interesting Job Or Wealth, Study Finds

Young people are often viewed as wide-eyed idealists. But a new survey shows that the youngest generation is as pragmatic as their older counterparts when it comes to job security, ranking that as more important than becoming wealthy or having a prestigious job.

That is in striking contrast to boomers and Generation Xers, when they were in their 20s, and it suggests that young workers are being shaped by having come of age during Great Recession, according to the study, released Wednesday by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University in New Jersey.