The gender pay gap is at an all-time low – but beyond the headlines, things aren’t so rosy

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Incomes and Inequality, Jobs, Skills and Pay

‘The UK’s gender pay gap has reached a record low of 8.6 per cent for full-time employees,’ read today’s headlines. This is certainly true, on the whole. But averages inevitably mask a wealth of compositional effects which show that large gains for some unwittingly offset not-so-large gains for others, as well as some not-quite-so-rosy trends … Continued

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The millennial minefield: Young adults’ views on generational justice in the 21st century

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Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

In March 2018 the Intergenerational Commission, in partnership with My Life My Say, convened a group of 30 young people to discuss issues related to intergenerational fairness. The Commission wanted to understand where their greatest concerns lay, and to test some of its policy ideas against the scrutiny of today’s young generation as part of … Continued

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Today’s problems of intergenerational inequality risk becoming tomorrow’s big social mobility divide

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Intergenerational Commission

Launching a review of higher education recently, the Prime Minister spoke of her wish to make the UK a country ‘where your background does not define your future’. Naturally, education is almost always pitched as the key to upward social mobility – but to what extent does it really level the playing field? It is … Continued

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“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” – UK generational trends in an international context

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Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

Joni Mitchell’s lyrics may refer to her first trip to Hawaii, but they could just as easily apply to UK trends in generational living standards that the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission has uncovered. That’s particularly so in light of new analysis comparing these trends internationally. While there are huge living standards differences between high-income countries, … Continued

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