No Country for Young Women: 2016 Annual Survey

Drawing on findings from a major poll of 4000 18-30 year olds, carried out by Populus Data Solutions, our 2016 Annual Survey, No Country for Young Women, reveals a generation of young people despairing and anxious, many of whose lives are on hold because of serious financial, work and housing problems - with young women hit hardest. 

Young Womens Trust 8620

The Facts

Infographic 5 4xOur survey showed that...

  • 39% of young women said it was a struggle to make their cash last to the end of the month
  • 27% of young women said they are in debt all of the time
  • A quarter of 18-30 year olds had to move back home with their parents because they couldn't afford to live independently
  • 1 in 5 18-30 year olds reported having been paid less than the minimum wage
  • 1 in 12 parents aged 18-30 reported having to use a foodbank to survive

Infographic 6 4x

Key Recommendations

Some of the measures we want to see are...

  • A minister within central government with responsibility for overall youth policy, including employment
  • A commitment from the Government to extend the National Living Wage to under 25s
  • A greater focus, including through JobCentre Plus, on supporting young adults - especially young women - with confidence, emotional wellbeing and employability. 

Read the full report here

Front cover