Book Review: “The Great University Con”

“The Great University Con: How We Broke Our Universities and Betrayed a Generation”, by David Craig and Hugh Openshaw, makes a powerful case against what has been done to our universities in recent years. Review by Holly Metcalf, IF researcher 

Turning 18 in 2018: the Zenennial Generation

Turning 18 in 2018, and turning 18 in the year 2000 – new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show there are some significant differences. IF researcher Holly Metcalf explains

Rent controls: lessons from Ireland?

The Irish government introduced rent controls in 2017 and look set to extend those controls with the aim of helping students. Sam Couldrick, IF researcher, assesses the impact the controls have had

Austerity for whom?

Sam Couldrick, IF researcher, looks at cuts to school funding and considers the UK’s austerity programme in light of one of its original justifications

The cost of a child is rising – and both parents and children are struggling as a result

Family life in the UK is becoming more expensive, writes IF researcher Holly Metcalf, with more children growing up in poverty, and their parents increasingly making sacrifices to try and protect their children’s wellbeing. With government support in many areas being cut, families have had to resort to different coping mechanisms, which pose problems in… Read more »