A new report shows 45 percent of young adults who recently got a college degree are underemployed, and the next generation of classical performers are no exception. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how artists are adapting to hard economic times and an incredibly competitive job market.

This video is from the Making Sen$e with Paul Solman video series from PBS. Learn more about these videos and view a listing of the most recent videos we have available.

Key Concepts

Demand, Equilibrium Price, Quantity Demanded, Quantity Supplied, Technological Changes, Determinants of Demand, Human Capital, Labor Market, Law of Demand, Law of Supply, Human Capital Investment, Work Ethic


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