The Weekly Stripe – 22.01.21
Today's Weekly Stripe links are all about young people (if we can still count Millennials in that group) and how they're responding to the wider social, environmental and economic worlds around them.
Nonconforming youth in Chengdu rebel through partying or praying, writes The Economist.
Faith in the States as well: the number of young women pursuing nunhood has increased after declining for 50 years.
Many young people have become increasingly interested and engaged in politics during the pandemic and social justice movements like Black Lives Matter.
As the pandemic has dramatically impacted job prospects, many young people look towards entrepreneurship. “58 per cent of younger adults in England said they would pursue entrepreneurship and 13 per cent have already started a side hustle since the beginning of the first lockdown.”
With world leaders meeting online for the Climate Adaptation Summit next week, young people have remained one of the most vocal demographics advocating for measures to mitigate against climate change.