Young adults hit hard by pandemic’s economic impact, survey suggests
Young adults hit hard by pandemic’s economic impact, survey suggestsIn a pandemic that has illuminated how the lives of seniors, parents and children were upended by COVID-19, new research shows that young adults are among the Canadians most battered by the economic impact of the public health crisis.
According to survey results shared exclusively with the Star, the number of Canadians aged 18 to 24 who were neither working nor enrolled in education programs increased during the first nine months of the pandemic. Nineteen per cent of those aged 18 to 34 stopped or postponed their post-secondary studies — a finding that particularly affected Indigenous, Black and disabled young people.
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