Young people living in a ‘suspended adulthood’, finds UK research

Young people living in a ‘suspended adulthood’, finds UK research

Significant numbers of under 30s lack self-confidence and are at risk of mental health problems, with women worst affected, says report

People outside a Cafe, Brick Lane, East London
Of the 4,000 18 to 30 year-olds interviewed for the survey, 43% still live at home. Photograph: Diverse Image/Getty Images/UIG

Despair, worries about the future and financial pressures are taking a toll on millions of young Britons, according to a major new poll that also found young women were suffering in particular.

Low pay and lack of work in today’s Britain are resulting in “suspended adulthood”, with many living or moving back in with their parents and putting off having children, according to the poll of thousands of 18 to 30 year-olds.         

Large numbers describe themselves as worn down (42%), lacking self-confidence (47%) and feeling worried about the future (51%).

The Young Women’s Trust, the charity that commissioned the polling by Populus Data Solutions, warned that Britain was facing a “generation of young people in crisis” as it called on the government to take steps including creating a minister with responsibility for overall youth policy.  [Read more]

 

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On September 23, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    The collateral damage of unfettered capitalism of reduced costs for highest profits. The invisible Market rules. Humans become obsolete.

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