According to a state-of-the-nation report in Britain, the British youth are the ones who are hit with the greatest income drop and employment in recent years. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said the youth’s economic independence and success are barred with more obstacles when compared with other age groups.
Aside from young people born into poverty, the UK’s ethnic and socio-economic groups are falling fast.
According to EHRC Commissioner Laura Carstensen:
“While we have made important progress in many areas – and it is important to note and celebrate this – the gateways to opportunity that the Commission identified five years ago remain harder to pass through for some groups such as disabled people, those from poorer backgrounds and women over a certain age.
“It’s great to see the barriers being lowered over the last five years for some people: but during the same period they’ve been raised higher for younger people in particular. Theirs are the shoulders on which the country will rely to provide for a rapidly ageing population, yet they have the worst economic prospects for several generations.”
More Tolerant With Orientation, Inequality Present On Paper
The report indicates that the British have become tolerant with different sexual orientations in all age groups. However, inequality is still present in the workplace, particularly in pay.
People under 34 years old had suffered an average pay shrink down to £6.70 an hour. Men are still twice likely to be a manager, director or a senior official in a company compared to women.
Black people’s pay declined at almost £1.20 an hour. Sikhs now had an hourly pay of £1.90.