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 »

Hope or fear in the face of climate change?

Is there another justifiable attitude towards climate change besides doom and gloom? Dominic Roser – philosopher and economist and senior lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Ethics and Human Rights at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland – explores other options.