The Bank of Mum and Dad is one of the top mortgage lenders – and so it should be

According to a new study by Legal & General, the Bank of Mum and Dad is “one of the biggest mortgage lenders” in the UK. This finding has renewed concerns over whether parents will have adequate living standards in retirement. Melissa Bui, IF Junior Researcher, explains why, with the exception of poorer “lenders”, these types… Read more »

Moving out: a Millennial milestone or a distant dream?

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics report a 24% increase in the number of stay-at-home young adults over the past decade. IF Junior Researcher, Melissa Bui, writes on how failing to address the core issues behind this development may turn key milestones into a distant dream for young adults within the next decade

Entering Long-Life Society

“The society of long life”, when four generations are likely to be living together, is upon us. The Swiss professor of political science and publisher Jean-Pierre Fragnière (founder of the Institut universitaire âges et générations) suggests constructive approaches to the social and mental adjustments that will be needed to accommodate this

WIFW: the start of a new network?

This week’s first ever Worldwide Intergenerational Fairness Week had modest ambitions: simply a blog week. But the contributions from around the world, or dealing with international intergenerational issues, have been excellent, and we hope WIFW can become something much bigger in the future – and the start of a global network. IF’s editor, Antony Mason… Read more »

Brexit, democracy and intergenerational justice

Brexit casts a long shadow that will unquestionably affect future generations. In the debate, the demands of democracy have been called upon by both sides. But when it comes to the interests of future generations, has democracy been found wanting? Thomas Tozer, author of IF’s “A New Intergenerational Contact”, leads us through the arguments.

Intergenerational poverty and conditional cash transfers in Brazil

Brazil’s Bolsa Família (Family Allowance) social welfare programme has clear intergenerational aspects, as João Cláudio Rocha Baeta Leal explains. A 24-year-old Brazilian public administrator currently doing an MSc on the Political Economy of Late Development at the London School of Economics, João Leal has carried out research in local development, poverty, democratic participation, government cooperation… Read more »