YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Op-Ed - Election Day 2012: No Matter How Disenfranchised We Are, Millennials, We Must Vote

A depressed economy, scarcity of jobs, student debt, and the prospect of moving back to Mom and Dad's; so perhaps it is not too far a stretch to assume young people's general wariness has affected their desire to run to the polls.

Publication Date: 
November 2, 2012