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Heightened Financial Worries Start Young for Women

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The financial stress gender gap starts young. 

Women have consistently expressed more financial worries than men. While these worries are typically brought on by elements such as the gender pay gap, taking on greater caregiving responsibilities, and carrying more of the burden of family expenses and purchasing, new Morning Consult research shows that women’s financial concerns aren’t reserved for adulthood.

Gen Z women are less optimistic about their finances than Gen Z men

Young women (ages 13-26) are less likely than their male counterparts to say they’re doing well financially.

Asked to rate their financial situation, 38% of female Gen Zers say they’re “underwater” or “barely scraping by,” 8 percentage points higher…

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