Thursday, February 3, 2011
Here's a nickname primer:
"Boomerang" Kids - Young people in the US who can't find meaningful work and end up moving back with their parents after finishing college
Hittistes - French-Arabic slang term for those who lean against the wall. Is used to refer to the young people in Tunisia who helped bring down a dictator.
Shabab Atileen - Egypt's term for 'unemployed youths'
NEET - What unemployed youth are referred to in Britain; stands for "not in education, employment, or training."
Freeters - Term used in Japan; an amalgam of the English word freelance and the German word Arbeiter, or worker.
Mileuristas - Term used in Spain, meaning those who are able to earn no more than 1,000 euros a month.
"Ant Tribe" - recent college graduates in China who crowd together in cheap flats on the fringes of big cities because they can't find well-paying work.