Increasingly precarious? Young adults during the pandemic

Phoebe Arslanagic-Wakefield

May 2021

It has been much commented that young adults aged 18-34 have received a particularly raw deal over the past year: much less likely than older age groups to suffer the more serious health consequences of Covid-19, but much more likely to be disproportionately impacted in terms of their finances and freedoms thanks to pandemic lockdown measures.

As part of Bright Blue’s ongoing project examining the inequalities of home working during the pandemic, we wanted to ascertain whether there were differences by age in experiences, to explore whether young adults were indeed struggling more as a result of Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown measures.

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