Labour market

Young adults in the 21st century, a different approach to life?

• The current generation of young adults is very different from that of their parents: better prepared, more diverse and with a different set of values. • Young adults are delaying key milestones such as leaving home, living as a couple and having children, and there is greater diversity in the type of households. • There are essentially two major forces behind these changes: cultural transformations and the economic environment. • The cyclical factors that have delayed the decisions taken by today’s young adults will lose intensity over the coming...