Worrying times

This 2017 survey shows that while around half of young people are getting by financially, the other half, an estimated 5 million 18 to 30 year olds, are struggling to make ends meet, including 1 million young people who are facing dire financial problems.

As a result, many young people are unable to move on with their lives and are facing a loss of confidence, anxiety and worsening mental
health worries. Once again young women are being hit hardest.

Our findings show young women are consistently more likely than young men to encounter money problems, workplace discrimination, health problems, worries about the future and low confidence. Women from the lowest socio-economic groups are faring worse still, with their situation also deteriorating in the last 12 months.