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Youth Index 2018 Annual Report

The Youth Index is a national survey that gauges young people’s happiness and confidence across a range of areas from working life to physical health.

The latest report demonstrates that young people’s wellbeing, which dropped last year to its lowest level since the Index was first commissioned, has fallen again to a new low this year , and that concerns about their job prospects are playing on their minds.

  • The Princes Trust Youth Index reveals young people’s happiness and confidence are at lowest levels since study was launched
  • The number of young people who don’t feel in control of their lives has increased by more than one third year-on-year
  • One in four working young people feel trapped in a cycle of jobs they don’t want, and while 73% think they are capable of getting a better job, many are held back by low confidence and a lack of opportunities to develop their skills
  • The Prince’s Trust calls on the government and employers to put young people first and give them with the confidence and skills they need to thrive

 See the full report here.