The Resolution Foundation's report Young workers in the coronavirus crisis, based on a YouGov survey and supported by the Health Foundation, finds that younger workers are more likely to have lost work and earnings as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Commenting on the findings, Policy Lead for the Health Foundation’s Young people’s future health inquiry Martina Kane said:
'It is concerning that the current crisis is disproportionately affecting employment opportunities for young people. This could have worrying ramifications for young people’s longer-term health outcomes. There is strong evidence that unemployment and poor-quality work can have a negative impact on young people’s mental health. Financial insecurity can result in poor health both now and later in life.
'Whilst the government works towards protecting the nation’s health today, there must also be steps taken to protect the jobs of young people in the future. During our Young people’s future health inquiry we’ve spoken to many young people who already face issues relating to precarious employment conditions and the need to address this has been magnified by the current crisis.'
You might also like...
Mai Stafford and Sarah Deeny examine the data on socioeconomic deprivation, gender and COVID-19...
We explore why black and minority ethnic groups are being hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic.
People in lower income households are more likely to be in overcrowded accommodation than those in...
Health Foundation @HealthFdn
What would it take to return to meeting the 18-week standard for routine treatments in England? Our latest long re… https://t.co/coaQsqpTPGFollow us on Twitter
Work with us
We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.View current vacancies
The Q community
Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.Find out more