Economic constraints are making it increasingly difficult for youngsters today to grow up, a large proportion of Britons believe.
According to a study conducted by Skipton Building Society and published on Saturday (June 9th), 44 per cent of people think the effects of the global slump mean many individuals are being forced to stay as teenagers in financial terms into their late 20s.
For instance, this survey – which involved questioning 2,000 people – found that many individuals are unable to complete the number one 'growing up' milestone of purchasing their own home.
In addition, becoming financially independent from their parents is also extremely tough for younger people at present, as is paying into a pension and coming to terms with the need to budget properly for their monthly outgoings.
Tracy Fletcher, head of corporate communications for Skipton Building Society, commented: "It is now harder than ever to step foot on the property ladder."