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

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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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