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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
Publications

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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Publications

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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Events

Family fortunes

How intergenerational giving is changing us

Inheritances have always been used to give relatives a financial boost. But they look set to be a growing part of 21st Century Britain as household wealth booms, particularly for…
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A return to boom and bust (in births)

How birth cycles will affect public spending pressures over the coming decade

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The demographic impact of the Baby Boomer generation on public spending is frequently discussed as they move out of work and into retirement, but the most recent birth cycle –…
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Events

Covid cohorts

How have different generations fared in the second half of the pandemic?

The Covid-19 pandemic has touched everyone’s lives, but has been felt differently across generations. And while the first half of the pandemic was marked by lockdowns to curb rising infections…
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Property tax would bridge the wealth gap between ages

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It is more than ten years since I published The Pinch, setting out how huge intergenerational injustices were opening up across Britain. Or to use the more provocative wording on the…
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Publications

Age-old or new-age?

The changing incidence of social security benefits by age

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At the start of the Covid-19 crisis, the number of families receiving income from the benefits system increased significantly, with 1.3 million more families receiving Universal Credit within three months…
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