SDG 05: Gender Equality

Children in wealthy countries are less optimistic about their future than those in developing nations - here’s why

With each additional year of age, people are 1% less likely to say the world is becoming a better place, the research shows. Image: Unsplash/ Nikhita S

Emma Charlton

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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Economic optimism varies between high- and low-income countries. Image: UNICEF/GALLUP report
Young people in developing countries were more optimistic than their wealthier-nation counterparts. Image: UNICEF/GALLUP report

Young people were more likely to feel optimistic about the future than older people. Image: UNICEF/GALLUP report

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