According to a recent survey, those with high educational qualifications are more worried about jobs and employment than those who are less qualified. Though the job market seemed to have picked up early this year, the youth in India are not very optimistic about jobs prospects going forward, as per the latest YouGov-Mint Millennial Survey.
Compared to the earlier round of survey in January-February this year, the level of optimism has fallen drastically.
About two thirds of the Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996, that is, aged between 23 and 38) surveyed from mid-September to mid-October admit that finding jobs these days is a huge challenge. Even post-Millennials, that is those born after 1996, feel the same. Considering that Millennials and post-Millennials together make up about 50 per cent of the country’s population, the scenario is far from bright.
While over a third of the respondents feel they hope to be financially better off in about two years’ time, approx. a fifth expect to be worse off. About one fourth of the respondents expect their situation to be more or less similar to what it is at present, while the remaining are uncertain of the future.
The YouGov-Mint Millennial Surveys attempt to study the choices and attitudes of Indian digital natives. Of the 9,324 people surveyed online in the latest round, about 4908 were Millennials, 1888 were pre-Millennials and 2528 were post-Millennials.