Shafted: Economic Prospects for the Under 30s
Here in Ireland and in the US, UK, and Japan, the generation of citizens aged 19-35 are the first in modern memory on course to be worse off than their parents. Nearly half of those under 30 still live at home with their parents. Exorbitant rents and job insecurity are making growing up, moving out and beginning “adult” life more and more difficult. It seems the financial excesses of the 2000s have robbed an entire generation of their economic future. And yet, they don’t vote in crucial elections that will affect them profoundly. What can the older generations do to help their children and what can they do to help themselves?