Apprenticeship schemes are regularly wheeled out as the solution to getting young people into work, but they have consistently failed. Will it be any different in the new COVID world? IF supporter Ned Walker sets out the reasons why we might not be overly optimistic
With the government intent on removing free or reduced travel from children travelling to school in London, Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, explains why doing so would be intergenerationally unfair
Antarctica is often thought of as an unblemished wilderness – but humans no longer need a physical presence to impair the natural environment. IF Research Intern Anthony J. Piwowarski explores the global consequences of a melting Antarctic ice sheet – and how some states may seek to profit from the climate’s instability.
A new set of global population projections suggest that the world’s population could be on course to age much more rapidly than previously expected. David Kingman explores what this could mean for intergenerational fairness
Green investment has reached record levels this year, in spite of the pandemic. IF researcher Melissa Bui explains why investor-demand for more transparency on climate risks is rising, and how pension schemes may lead the way in fulfilling investors’ requirements
Creative writing can be a tool to release anxiety, find clarity and share perspectives on difficult issues. IF supporter Josephine Robertson, a graduate of 2009, writes an empathetic letter to new graduates on intergenerational legacy and adjusting expectations. Focusing on these revised expectations, and having an empathetic listening ear between generations, may yet deliver fulfilment… Read more »
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently released a large amount of very detailed data about the ways in which young adults’ lives have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. David Kingman explains what these data say about the impacts of the virus on young adults’ mental health
The post-COVID-19 landscape in both education and the workplace is already looking very different. Olga Triay, a 20-year-old student of International Business Economics at the University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, assesses the positives and negatives of this changed world from the point of view of those affected the most: young generations.
Recent research into the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the living standards of different groups within the population suggests that young adults are feeling its effects disproportionately, reports David Kingman
The recent heat wave in Siberia poses a serious threat to Russian infrastructure – and to the planet. IF Research Intern Anthony J. Piwowarski shows how successive Russian governments have pursued a politics of ecological ruin. Even now, the current administration remains ambivalent towards its environmental obligations.