How Covid restrictions disproportionately affect the young

18 November 2020 (Last Updated November 18th, 2020 08:26)

18 November

Andrea Garnero, labour market economist at the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs of the OECD, re-tweeted an article on how the how young adults are losing out because of endless restrictions and unemployment.

According to a Financial Times survey, there is growing resentment among people under their 30s as the pandemic disallows activities to resume and people to step out.

The survey further revealed a heightened sense of anxiety among the young adults, who now feel confined because of the growing pandemic.

Many of them felt like they had returned to home-schooling, with no interactions, nowhere to go and no extracurriculars.

Some had even converted their apartments into a gym, bakery, or food hall.

As per reports, the US has the highest share of young adults, aged between 18 to 29 years, living at home.

Although they are at a lower risk of contracting the disease, data reveals that young adults and students are suffering more than others from the economic fallout caused by the pandemic.

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