Nearly one in four young people between the ages of 18 and 24 say they are unhappy with life, and one in three states that they experience little meaning in their daily lives, according to an FHI report.
Young people also more often state that they are lonely (25%) and that they experience little joy (close to 30%), according to a survey on quality of life from the National Institute of Public Health (FHI).
The development seems to have become clearer, according to psychologist and senior researcher Ragnhild Bang Nes at the FHI.
“It is worrying that this development seems to have intensified in recent years,” she said.
The survey shows that young people with poor finances who are not studying or working are particularly vulnerable. According to the FHI, it is important that young people’s quality of life is seen as a public health challenge that should be taken seriously.
“We believe it will be important to follow this development, and that comprehensive and regular quality of life measurements can help politicians make good decisions and thus make it easier for people to have good lives in the future,” Nes noted in a press release.
The report further states that the quality of life steadily increases with age. Only 10% of those over 65 in Norway are unhappy with life.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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