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November 18, 2020

How Covid restrictions disproportionately affect the young

By Paul Dennis

18 November

Andrea Garnero, labour market economist at the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs of the OECD, re-tweeted an article on how the how young adults are losing out because of endless restrictions and unemployment.

According to a Financial Times survey, there is growing resentment among people under their 30s as the pandemic disallows activities to resume and people to step out.

The survey further revealed a heightened sense of anxiety among the young adults, who now feel confined because of the growing pandemic.

Many of them felt like they had returned to home-schooling, with no interactions, nowhere to go and no extracurriculars.

Some had even converted their apartments into a gym, bakery, or food hall.

As per reports, the US has the highest share of young adults, aged between 18 to 29 years, living at home.

Although they are at a lower risk of contracting the disease, data reveals that young adults and students are suffering more than others from the economic fallout caused by the pandemic.

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