One In 50 British Children Have Never Seen Their Parents Work

British households never worked
British households never worked

Of all the dreary statistics in the news recently, a new number from the U.K. Office of National Statistics is perhaps the most disturbing of them all: 370,000 British households have never worked, the highest level since the ONS began keeping a record, and 10 percent higher than the same time last year, reports The Telegraph. That means more than one in 50 children have never seen a grown-up in their home have a job, or bring home a paycheck that wasn't from the government. In London, that number is closer to one in 20.