A new generational contract: the final report of the Intergenerational Commission

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The Intergenerational Commission was convened by the Resolution Foundation to explore questions of intergenerational fairness that have risen up the national agenda. This report contains the Commission’s conclusions, drawing on a deep and wide-ranging examination of the experiences and prospects of different generations in Britain. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the intergenerational challenges the … Continued

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The new wealth of our nation: the case for a citizen’s inheritance

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The Intergenerational Commission has identified two major trends affecting young adults today, beside the weak performance of their incomes and earnings, which barely featured in political debate for much of the 20th century. The first is that risk is being transferred from firms and government to families and individuals, in their jobs, their pensions and … Continued

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The Living Standards Outlook 2018

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In this report, our first dedicated Living Standards Outlook, we explore the prospects for household incomes and inequalities over the next five years. Our annual Living Standards Audit, due to be published in the summer, will focus on historical trends in living standards. This report projects forwards the real spending power of typical households and the distribution … Continued

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Cross countries: international comparisons of intergenerational trends

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This report explores the extent to which the UK’s generational living standards challenge is replicated in other high-income economies, focusing on trends in household income and experiences in the labour and housing markets. We look at the shared backdrop to these trends across advanced economies: demography – the fiscal challenges posed by falling birth rates … Continued

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Don’t believe the hype: work, robots, history

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This project was undertaken as part of the Historians in Residence programme, which is based at King’s College, London. The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Resolution Foundation. This project seeks to explore the historical development of digital technology in the UK … Continued

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Unequal results: improving and reconciling the UK’s household income statistics

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Although GDP, employment and average earnings are (rightly) key economic barometers, household incomes and inequalities are indispensable measures of living standards. Indeed, there has been increased recognition across the world of the need for economic statistics to give more emphasis to the distribution of growth as well as averages. Household survey data has proven invaluable for assessing the challenges … Continued

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