Will you sprint, stroll or stumble into a career?

For many young people, the path to full adulthood is not as clear-cut as it was for their parents, according to a New York Times article, with some young adults changing occupations multiple times in their 20s and others struggling to find a focus for their life. But job hopping isn’t all bad, says UBC economist Henry E. Siu, who has studied more than three decades of U.S. unemployment data. He and his colleagues found that increased mobility in one’s 20s leads to higher income in later life. Siu believes colleges should prepare their students to be “occupationally footloose” to better equip them for a more complex society.