World Economy

Children’s Financial Future

When children today grow up, will they be better off financially than their parents?

Percent of Germany responding Better off, all years measured

Survey Percent responding Better off
2002 -
2003 -
2004 -
2005 -
2006 -
2007 -
2008 -
2009 -
2010 -
2011 -
2012 -
2013 28%
2014 38%
2015 34%
2016 -
2017 36%

Full question wording: When children today in our country grow up, do you think they will be better off or worse off financially than their parents?

Notes: Volunteered category “Same” not shown.