Norwegian families with children report growing pessimism about summer holidays

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Every third family with children in Norway feels that the corona situation means that they will not be able to give their children the summer holiday they deserve, a new survey shows.

The survey, which was conducted for Unicef ​​Norway, shows that there is greater pessimism this year than before.

The greatest pessimism is in the group with the lowest household income, where 46% answered that they do not think this year’s summer holiday will be better than last year’s.

Kristin Oudmayer, director of children’s rights and sustainability at Unicef, fears that the pandemic has made life worse for families who were already having a difficult time.

“The past year has led to redundancies and layoffs that have largely affected employees in the lower strata in terms of income. The low-income group has increased, and the socio-economic differences have become greater. The fact that more people feel bad and are worried is very understandable,” Oudmayer said.

A total of 37% of those in the group with the highest household income feel that the corona situation had a negative effect on their ability to give their children the summer holiday they deserve. That is an increase from last year when the figure was 21%.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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