Financial and Monetary Systems

What does the financial future hold for the next generation?

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Hungarians are more pessimistic than optimistic about the financial future of children in their country. Image: Unsplash/Annie Spratt

Laura Clancy
Research assistant, Pew Research Center
Roseline Gray
Intern , Pew Research Center.
Bao Vu
Intern , Pew Research Center.
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Bar chart showing majoritles in most places surveyed are pessimistic about their children's financial well-being.
42% of respondents in Poland say the youngest generation will be worse off financially. Image: Pew Research Center.
A chart showing pessimism about children's futures is on the rise in many surveyed countries.
In South Korea, for example, there has been a steady increase since 2013. Image: Pew Research Center.
A chart showing people who see the economy negatively vs people who see it positively.
In Poland, 63% of those with a negative view of the country’s current economic situation believe children will be worse off in the future. Image: Pew Research Center.

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