- Only 51% of survey respondents aged under 30 can cook a roast, compared with 82% of baby boomers.
- Only 20% of young respondents can bake lamingtons; 45% of respondents aged over 30 can.
- Only 23% of young respondents can grow a plant from a cutting; 78% of older respondents can.
- And only 40% of respondents under 30 can drive manual cars, compared to 71% of older respondents.
Loss of basic female skills or loss of basic journalistic skills?
It's the job of really good journalists to question the way PR-led stories are presented.
There's an article by Helen Dow currently on News.com.au (originally in Queensland's Sunday Mail) reporting on some findings from social research consultancy McCrindle Research in Sydney: namely, that Generation Y are losing basic skills of self-care and self-sufficiency. Here are some of the stats from the story: