Policy strategies to support financially struggling Gen Z young adults

In their March and April 2020 Health Reform Monitoring Survey, the Urban Institute found that 57.4 percent of Gen Z adults (18-22 years old) reported jobrelated losses in their families—the highest reported share of any working-age generation. Urban Institute experts outline some policies to support the financial stability of Gen Z including expanding eligibility for pandemic relief payments to dependent adults and continued relief for utility bills. These young adults, often with little or no credit history, could also be supported by financial institutions offering affordable short-term credit. Another potential support would be increasing cost-effective health care options for young adults, such as through Marketplace subsidies or the Medicaid matching rate. #covid-19 #workforce

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