Revealed: the 30-year economic betrayal dragging down Generation Y’s income

Source: Caelainn Barr and Shiv Malik, The Guardian, March 7, 2016

Exclusive new data shows how debt, unemployment and property prices have combined to stop millennials taking their share of western wealth. ….

….A combination of debt, joblessness, globalisation, demographics and rising house prices is depressing the incomes and prospects of millions of young people across the developed world, resulting in unprecedented inequality between generations. A Guardian investigation into the prospects of millennials – those born between 1980 and the mid-90s, and often otherwise known as Generation Y – has found they are increasingly being cut out of the wealth generated in western societies. Where 30 years ago young adults used to earn more than national averages, now in many countries they have slumped to earning as much as 20% below their average compatriot. Pensioners by comparison have seen income soar…..

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