Generation pause refers to young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home, start a family and have kids because they are short of money.
The research, conducted by Research Plus, found that:
Of those aged 25 to 34 years old…
-One in five are postponing their marriage plans for more than two years
-One in 10 say they could never afford to marry
Of those aged 35 to 44 years old..
-One in seven had or would put off starting a family for at least four years
-One in four delayed starting a family for two years because of lack of savings
-One in 12 think they’ll never be able to afford children
A new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be dubbed ‘generation pause’ – an entire generation trapped in a kidult lifestyle not being able to afford to do the ‘grown-up’ stuff, like buying property, getting married and having kids.