Tuesday, Nov 21, 2006

So not all Baby Boomers have the same negative attitude to the younger generation as Casual Observer then!

Reform: Two-thirds of voters think that todays young people find it more difficult to get a start in life than their parents generation

A new report today paints a bleak picture of the economic position of young people in the UK and warns that their position will worsen significantly unless radical action is taken. The report Class of 2006: a lifebelt for the IPOD generation, published by the independent think tank Reform shows that a combination of rising taxes, student debt repayments and pensions contributions will give the average graduate aged 21-35 an effective tax burden of nearly 50 per cent early in the next decade.

A very large majority of all voters (65 per cent), and clear majorities in all age groups, think that it is now more difficult for younger people to get started in life than it was for their parents. Only 11 per cent think that todays young people find it easier.
70 per cent of voters agree that a key factor determining the success of the economy is the initiative and talent of young people. Again, clear majorities of all age groups agree.
Taken as a whole, a majority of voters agree that the tax burden on young people is unfair (50 per cent agree, 45 per cent disagree).
There is clear concern over political parties current efforts to address the economic position of young people. A clear majority 52 per cent to 39 per cent thinks that none of the political parties are setting out new ideas to improve the economic position of young people. Only people over 65 disagree. Young people are by far the most likely not to identify, to any extent, with any political party.

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