Girls and young women want to be homeowners by the time they’re 30 — a higher priority even than getting married or earning a lot of money.
About half, 52%, of young women ages 7 to 21 want to buy a house by 30, the most of any goal, according to Girlguiding’s Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2023. To compare, 48% want to be married by age 30, and 39% said it’s a goal to earn a lot of money. The organization polled 2,614 girls and young women in the U.K. between the ages of 7 and 21 earlier this year.
The report echoes findings from U.S. teens, 85% of whom think owning a home is part of “the good life,” according to the 2022 Junior Achievement and Fannie Mae Youth Homeownership survey.