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Young People's Future Health and Economic Security

Young people aren’t confident about their financial future.

Our research found that over a quarter of 18-25-year olds in Britain have an income that varies month to month, meaning they can’t always meet basic living costs.

It’s affecting their health. We found that one third of renters aged 18-34 in England have had to cut back on food, drink or other activities in order to cover their housing costs.

We are exploring how economic insecurity – being or feeling unsure about how you will get by in the future – is affecting young people and how we can help them to a healthier future.

This project is part of the Health Foundation’s Young people’s future health: building the policy agenda programme. The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.


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