‘Coronavirus has stolen our future’: young people’s despair as jobs evaporate

New graduates and school leavers across the UK have paid the price of lockdown, says survey

Young people across Britain believe their future has been “stolen” as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, with more than half fearing it has damaged their prospects.

Amid growing evidence that the pandemic is fuelling a generational divide, two thirds of 16- to 24-year-olds also said that their age group, loosely defined as ‘Generation Z’ will pay the economic price for a disease that has mostly affected older people, according to a survey by the Hope not Hate charitable trust, an anti-racism group.

Intergenerational fairness means recognising the necessary sacrifices made by the young during this pandemic

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