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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

Laura Gardiner

Research Director
T: 020 3372 2954
E: laura.gardiner@resolutionfoundation.org
Maja Gustafsson

Maja Gustafsson

Researcher
T: 0203 372 2960
E: maja.Gustafsson@resolutionfoundation.org
Events

Ageing fast, ageing slow

When Britain’s geography and demography collide

Britain is getting older. Life expectancy is rising and, with Britain’s large post-war baby boomer generation now moving into retirement, a growing proportion of our population are pensioners. But not…
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Events

Paying it forward, and handing it back

Understanding equity between generations

At the heart of our social contract and our economy is the belief that each generation should enjoy higher living standards than the ones before them. However, from earnings to…
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Publications

Mapping millennials’ living standards

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Intergenerational progress – the idea that each successive cohort should have higher living standards than predecessors at the same age – has slowed down markedly for today’s young adults. This…
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Comment

It’s getting better all the time?

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In 1957 the Prime Minister Harold Macmillan told the country that it had “never had it so good”. Since then more than six decades have elapsed, and each successive generation…
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Comment

War and peace – David Willetts reviews two of the latest books on Intergenerational equity for the Financial Times

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Class used to predict how people would vote in Britain and elsewhere — in 1974 if you were a member of the working class you were three times more likely…
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Events

Tackling Britain’s care crisis

What would a cross-party, long-term plan look like?

How can we push forward a sustainable solution to Britain’s care crisis? Event with speakers including former Deputy Prime Minister Damian Green, former Shadow Minister for Care Liz Kendall, and…
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Comment

Life as a millennial is far less extravagant than you might think

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When economists and policy makers talk about living standards they think in terms of real (equivalised) household disposable incomes (before or after housing costs). This is a good approach to…
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