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Home affront: the outlook for housing for young people across Britain

In recent decades, housing has gone from being a driver of falling wealth inequality to playing a central role in Britain’s living standards crisis. Across income groups and the generations we see widespread concern about the housing prospects of younger generations. From the cost of housing to its size, quality and proximity to work, how […]

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The wealth of our nation: who owns what in 21st century Britain

Launch of major work programme on wealth across Britain for the Intergenerational Commission The wealth we accumulate, spend and pass on is too often the forgotten side of big national debates on inequality and living standards, where questions of day to day income dominate. A full lifetime view of our living standards needs to put […]

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A family affair: The transfer of wealth across generations

Book launch for Inter-generational Financial Giving and Inequality: Give and Take in 21st Century Families by Karen Rowlingson From the establishment of primogeniture to the Bank of Mum & Dad the transfer of wealth across generations is both an ancient and very modern issue in Britain. With wealth increasingly concentrated among older generations, the issue […]

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An age-old problem? Exploring Britain’s new wealth divides

This event is in partnership with the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford The accumulation and distribution of wealth across Britain has been a contentious issue since the dawn of economics. But while wealth inequality is traditionally viewed as being between rich and poor, a new divide is also emerging – the wealth gap between […]

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Stagnation Generation: Exploring intergenerational fairness

Are today’s young people getting a bum deal? Young people have experienced the biggest pay squeeze in the aftermath of the financial crisis, seen their dreams of home ownership drift out of sight and witnessed a welfare state in retreat. Are these short term effects or do they run deeper, and how can policy make a difference? The Resolution […]

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