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The Intergenerational Centre

Intergenerational fairness has risen up the agenda in recent years. From job and housing insecurity experienced by young people, to a social care system not fit to support older generations, Britain faces living standards challenges that affect different generations in different ways.

Responding effectively to these challenges means understanding what’s driving them, and how they can be addressed. The Intergenerational Centre has been set up as a home for this analysis and policy thinking, looking at living standards through a generational lens.


Connecting Generations

The Resolution Foundation is part of the Connecting Generations research programme, which is funded by ESRC. This support will allow us to continue to publish the Resolution Foundation’s annual Intergenerational Audit from 2022 to 2027. The Audt offers a crucial stock-take of generational differences in living standards across four key domains: the labour market; housing, taxes and benefits; and wealth.

Between 2018 and 2021, the Intergenerational Audit was funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Message from Lord David Willetts

President of the Intergenerational Centre

I have been exploring the issue of equity between generations for over a decade now, from writing The Pinch to Chairing the Resolution Foundation’s recent Intergenerational Commission.

This work has left me even more convinced that equity between generations is one of the biggest issues facing 21st century Britain.

The Intergenerational Centre will be at the heart of solving the many challenges that this issue throws up – from exploring the income and wealth gaps across generations, to rebuilding the social contract between generations that has been allowed to fray in recent decades.

— Lord David Willetts

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