Half of Italy’s under-35s still live with their parents

According to the survey, only 37% of the respondents had a stable job five years after finishing their studies, while one third lived in a situation of “high discontinuity in employment” with at least 40% of the time spent without employment. [Shutterstock/SpeedKingz]

The majority of people in Italy below the age of 35 earn less than €10,000 a year, with half of them still living with their parents, according to a survey carried out by EURES and the National Youth Council presented on Monday (17 May).

According to the survey, only 37% of the respondents had a stable job five years after finishing their studies, while one third lived in a situation of “high discontinuity in employment” with at least 40% of the time spent without employment.

Moreover, more than one in two (54%) had worked without a contract, and 14% said they had been harassed or bullied at work.

“The discontinuity of work and work’s precarious nature are cancelling the right to the future of an entire generation,” said National Youth Council head Maria Cristina Pisani.

Those surveyed were between the age of 18 and 35. (Daniele Lettig | EURACTIV.it)

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