“Goal Posts or Graves?”

Liz Emerson follows a recent report on the crisis in burial grounds to its logical intergenerational conclusion Janice Turner wrote an interesting article in the Saturday Times this past weekend (21 May 2011) on another battle between the generations – this time between the living and the dead.

Will You Look After Your Own?

Liz Emerson asks who will pay for the growing burden of an ageing population The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development announced last week (18 May 2011) that the cost of caring for the elderly could treble by 2050. The body, which represents the most industrialised nations, estimates that 10% of people in OECD countries… Read more »

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Of care for the elderly: “Savers aren’t saving for it, families aren’t planning for it, local authorities have next to no budget for it.” Ros Altmann, Director-General, Saga

Was the AV vote an intergenerational issue?

Antony Mason suggests that younger generations risk a relentless erosion of their voter power No exit polls were taken at the Referendum on the Alternative Vote (AV), so it is impossible to say quite how the vote went in terms of age bands. However, pre-Referendum polls suggested a strong bias among younger voters towards a… Read more »

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“If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.” Lyndon B. Johnson

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“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.” Thomas Jefferson

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“2.8 million people aged between 18 and 44 are delaying having children because they can’t afford to buy a home.” Belinda Turffrey, The Human Cost, Shelter 2010

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“In 1971 the over-60s made up one-fifth of the population; in 2030 they will make up almost one-third of the population.” 2008 National Population Projections, ONS 2009