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New threats to an age-old problem: How poverty varies across our generations and lifecycles

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Intergenerational Commission

Wednesday 22 May, 9.30-10.45am, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster Poverty is an age-old problem, and one that we often assume is concentrated amongst the young and old. But the nature and timing of poverty varies much more than we think between generations and over the lifecycle. Understanding these shifts is crucial if we are to make … Continued

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Moving on up: Has Britain’s housing crisis made us a less mobile nation?

Thursday 6 June 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay, Housing, Wealth and Debt

Thursday 6 June, 9.30-10.45am, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster Addressing Britain’s housing crisis is now firmly on the political agenda, but it is far bigger than millennials’ struggle to get onto the property ladder. The implications of big changes to housing costs and tenure over recent decades – on individuals, families and the world of work … Continued

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Measuring poverty around the world: Launch of new book by Tony Atkinson with keynote address by Nick Stern

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Incomes and Inequality

Tuesday 11 June, 9.30-11.30am, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster Tony Atkinson was one of the world’s leading social scientists and a pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality. His final book, Measuring Poverty around the World, published this month by Princeton University Press, provides an inspiring analysis of how poverty is – and should be – measured, … Continued

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The ‘Transatlantic jobs miracle’? What lies behind and beneath it  

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Book launch for ‘Not Working’ by David Blanchflower Wednesday 12 June, 6-7.15pm, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster   In the US, unemployment has fallen to a five decade low, while in the UK it is at its lowest level since 1974. These headline figures suggest that both countries are close to full employment – and that … Continued

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The hangover: Why young workers can’t shake off the recession

Monday 13 May 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Monday 13 May, 9.30-10.45am, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster All recessions hurt, but they hurt different groups differently. The young are often worst affected, whether by high youth unemployment, low starting salaries or painful pay squeezes. Ten years on from the financial crisis it’s time to take stock of how lasting the effect has been on … Continued

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A humanised revolution? Launch event for Clear Bright Future by Paul Mason

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

While much of the world feels like it’s going through a period of sweeping political, economic and social change, what it means to be human remains unchanged but not unchallenged. Does the new world of big data and technological change bring new opportunities to empower citizens? Or will it replace them? How much agency do … Continued

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Grey(t) Britain: lessons for an ageing society

Thursday 2 May 2019

Britain is undergoing a dramatic demographic shift. The combination of rising life expectancy and the transition of the baby boomer generation into retirement means that the country has a record share of pensioners, which will continue to grow over the coming decades. Longer living is arguably the best hallmark of human progress, but it does … Continued

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Living standards across Britain: the 700-year view

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Incomes and Inequality

Sometimes it’s good to step back from the short-term economic noise and take a long view – a very long view. Because while changes in living standards are driven by the economic cycle, and policy changes, they are also wider driven by wider economic shifts that play out over decades, rather than months and years. What have … Continued

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Old answers to new questions? The future of social housing in the UK

Monday 8 April 2019

Housing, Wealth and Debt

Post-war governments invested heavily in social housing. But it then fell spectacularly out of favour, with the introduction of Right-to-Buy in 1980 sparking a decline in social housing stock. Almost 40 years on, attitudes toward social housing appear to be changing again. In 2017, Theresa May earmarked £2 billion of new money for social rented … Continued

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Looming crisis or new opportunity? Skilling the nation in Brexit Britain

Monday 18 March 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Raising skill-levels boosts pay, productivity and ultimately living standards. And yet the pace of growth in educational attainment has stalled – with a slowdown in people progressing to mid- and higher-level qualifications, and many firms reporting damaging skills shortages. Who has benefitted from investment in skills over the last 20 years, and who has been … Continued

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