Young Women's Trust: No Country for Young Women

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In autumn 2016 Young Women’s Trust published No country for young women which reveals worrying signs of a generation in crisis with ‘millennial’ women worse off than young men.


Pay and job security are a major concern for young people with 30% of young people having been offered a zero hours contract and over a quarter of young people in work (28%) worried about not having enough paid hours.


Workplace discrimination remains a large problem, recognised by both genders but by more young women (72%) than men (54%) with three in ten young women (30%) having experienced sex discrimination in the workplace.


Large numbers of 18-30 year old describe themselves as worn down (42%), lacking self-confidence (47%) and feeling worried for the future (51%); in each case the percentages are highest among young women.


On the 22nd February Emma Mckay, Senior Policy Officer at the Young Women's Trust will expand on the findings of the survey and relate these to the charity’s other research about employment services for young women, young motherhood and policies to support young women who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).


Young Women's Trust supports and represents women aged 16-30 struggling to live on low or no pay in England and Wales and who are at risk of being trapped in poverty. We offer free coaching and personalised advice on job applications, conduct research, run campaigns and work with young women to build their confidence and advocate for fair financial futures.

http://www.youngwomenstrust.org/nocountryforyoungwomen

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United Kingdom

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