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Let’s dispel the myth of the pampered millennial once and for all

New research shows just how misguided the stereotype is

By Jo Bibby  

Young people are more likely to work in the gig economy. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire/PA Images

One of Margaret Thatcher’s many legacies must be the goal of owning a home becoming ingrained in the minds of today’s 20-year-olds as the measure of a successful transition to adulthood.

Talking to young people from around the UK as part of our “Young people’s future health inquiry,” we’ve found that while their aspirations for adult life remain largely unchanged from those of their parents—steady and rewarding work, owning their own home and…

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