A better future: Transforming jobs and skills for young people post-pandemic

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Generational progress in the UK is grinding to a halt. Those in their 20s and 30s today have incomes no higher than the previous generation at the same age and are worse off once housing costs are considered. The wage gap between older and younger workers has widened since the 2008 financial crisis and shows no signs of closing.

This report, from the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), sets out the findings from a project commissioned and grant funded by Youth Futures Foundation and the Blagrave Trust. The research, carried out by IES and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), explored the impact of the pandemic on young people, the prospects for future employment growth and how youth employment and participation can be increased.