Analysis and action on living standards
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.
Our fourth Intergenerational Audit – part of the ESRC-funded Connecting Generations partnership – provides an analysis of economic living standards across generations in Britain. In so doing, it analyses the latest data across four domains: Household incomes and costs; Jobs, skills
Intergenerational wealth transfers and the effect on UK families
Intergenerational wealth transfers – both gifts and inheritances – have increasingly become a major feature of UK economic life. These wealth transfers have major impacts on how people live their lives and the opportunities available to them.
Young people’s employment in 2021: improvements and challenges in the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic
This spotlight explores younger people’s employment trajectory during the Covid-19 pandemic, before setting out where policy makers should now be focused.
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 Audit 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.
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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