Today’s young adults face serious challenges in the form of high and rising tuition fees, a tough job market and high housing prices. But are they worse off than previous generations? Much has been written about this issue, but a data presentation has never been used to prove the point. The Globe and Mail wanted to create the definitive data tool for explaining this trend in hard numbers. "Who Had It Worse Time Machine" let readers compare their graduating year with those from over 30 years ago to see whether they had it better or worse than that time period.