Boomer parents insist their kids go to university

August 30, 2007

Baby-boomers who enjoy the perks of their higher educations can react emotionally if their children choose to stray from the university path, "the ticket to success," that is expected of them.  When a child decides not to go to university, parents worry that they will not have an equal lifestyle, and also fear social rejection by their own peers, who will see them as unsuccessful parents. As the front-page Career section article in yesterday's