Degree of uncertainty
For many college graduates, the bohemian phase is no longer optional
It used to be that almost all graduates coming out of a good college were faced with a choice between accepting a “real job’’ and going for something less sure but perhaps more exciting, more creative. Now, with fewer and fewer such straight entry-level jobs out there, more and more grads don't have any such choice to make. They're getting ready for a non-optional bohemian phase.