Sick of young people being blamed for being poor? Use this.

 

How often do you hear throw-away comments like:

  • Young People should just get jobs
  • Young people are careless with their money
  • Young People are just lazy bludgers.

Well, not only are these sorts of comments destructive and divisive, they're also just plain wrong.

In light of Anti-Poverty week, YACSA dug up some research on systemic and social factors that make it more difficult for young people to escape poverty than ever before.

Here's what we've got. Feel free to use it.

(For a downloadable PDF version of this graphic, with each fact hyperlinked to its source,  click this link )

(For a downloadable PDF version of this graphic, with each fact hyperlinked to its source, click this link)

What do you think? What could/should be done? What are your questions, concerns, ideas or opinions?