Monday 27 February 2017

The statistics that put lives of a whole generation on hold

Lorraine Courtney

'There are so many angry people, but underneath there is an undercurrent of hopelessness, the feeling that there is nothing that you can do to change a system in which affordable housing and a decent-paying job is a distant dream for so many.' Picture posed
'There are so many angry people, but underneath there is an undercurrent of hopelessness, the feeling that there is nothing that you can do to change a system in which affordable housing and a decent-paying job is a distant dream for so many.' Picture posed

We want to buy our first home. We want to get married. We want to have a career. The problem is, many of us can't right now and our choices are slipping away because we can't afford to make them. Career, property, wedding, babies - my mum had them all by time she was my age. I still live like a student - so what happened? It's the economy, stupid.

A new UK study has shown young people are suffering the worst economic prospects for generations. A CSO report last autumn paints a horribly similar picture.

The figures show that the youngest households have 10 times less wealth than the oldest households.

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