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Intergenerational fairness


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.

Contacts

Kathleen Henehan

Senior Research and Policy Analyst
T: 0203 372 2960
E: kathleen.henehan@resolutionfoundation.org

Molly Broome

Economist
T: 0203 372 2954
E: molly.broome@resolutionfoundation.org
Events

Mortgaged millennials to bitterly cold boomers

Assessing the cost of living crisis across generations

Rising energy bills are with us and rising mortgage bills are on the way. While wages are falling far behind inflation, debates rage about whether benefits or the state pension…
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The system has worked for Boomers at every stage of their lives

If Tories do not wish to be seen as a party for older people, they must give the younger generation a break on housing and wages

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Lucy Burton’s powerful article last week on the wealth of many of our pensioners was absolutely right. Their incomes are higher. Their wealth is greater. The state is being reshaped around services…
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How Britain became a gerontocracy

The pensions boost is further proof that Britain is run for the benefit of the older generation — paid for by the young, writes David Willetts

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Last week’s announcement of the return of the triple lock for pensions makes it clear where real political power lies in Britain. Pensioners are promised a 10 per cent increase…
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Events

Boomers, snowflakes and avocado on toast

Are generational stereotypes harming our futures?

Connecting Generations Thought Leader Talk | Professor Bobby Duffy, King’s College London Are Baby Boomers stealing their children’s futures? Are Millennials really entitled ‘snowflakes’? Are Generation X the saddest generation?…
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Publications

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Exploring changing trends in youth worklessness in the UK, from the 1990s to the Covid-19 pandemic

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This report is part of the Health Foundation’s Young people’s future health inquiry, in which we focus on the labour market experience of young people, including its implications for health.…
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Intergenerational rapport fair?

Intergenerational wealth transfers and the effect on UK families

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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…
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Leaving lockdown

Young people’s employment in 2021: improvements and challenges in the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic

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This spotlight explores younger people’s employment trajectory during the Covid-19 pandemic, before setting out where policy makers should now be focused.
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