Nearly half (45%) of young adults aged 16 to 25 in Great Britain fear they will never make enough money to support a family, according to a report from the Prince’s Trust charity published Monday.

The figure increases to 53% among young people from more modest backgrounds. Their concern seems to have affected long-term planning, with only 36% of respondents telling the charity their biggest goal was having a family.

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Much more popular, with 64% of the responses, was achieving financial security. Another 43% picked good mental health as their primary goal.

As for how to achieve that goal, 70% of respondents said having a job that provides financial stability was good for their mental health, and 59% said merely being employed no matter the salary improved their mental state.

The biggest worry for the age group, named by 57% of respondents, was the cost-of-living crisis. Another 34% cited the looming recession – predicted by a growing majority of economic experts worldwide – as their chief concern.

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General happiness and confidence among this age group were at lower levels than any time since the Trust began polling amid the financial crisis of 2008.

While 70% of young people said they are determined to achieve their goals in life, 36% of low-income respondents expressed worry they were going to fail in life, and almost half (46%) said economic uncertainty made them feel hopeless about the future.

That number climbed to 55% among low-income youth. Mental health issues have become the norm, with 45% reporting having experienced a mental health problem at some point.

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Some 56% reported being anxious most or all of the time and 62% said they were always or often stressed.

The British Chief Executive of the Prince’s Trust, Jonathan Townsend, described the survey results as a warning sign that, post pandemic, young people’s well-being has not recovered.

Referring to the age group as the Class of Covid-19, he remarked that economic uncertainty is having a profound impact on their well being and confidence in achieving their aspirations for the future.

RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2023.

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Who Benefits
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30-01-23 17:10

A simple ingredient (tool) to derail the future of British children. Especially now when off-springs from colonies (called : Common Wealth organization) are traveling to the Motherland, the situation get shady?

Big Bang
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30-01-23 17:14

The Debt burden (modern form to continue human slavery) is the most horrendous aspect of it all, imagine a future, where most income will be swiped away (for royal backed companies to profit)?

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30-01-23 17:11

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Panda2
Panda2
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30-01-23 17:15

Be Honest. Who in their right mind would want to bring Children into the World, especially the UK. Their Society is swamped with the rubbish from the Third World.

Daniel Christen
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30-01-23 17:17

You see, most youngsters in Europe have pretty normal goals, but they will have a hard time to achieve them because of the dirty and corrupt “elite”.

Master James
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30-01-23 17:17

Can’t afford to bring a child to Hell? Sad.