The Referendum on Independence for Scotland will extend the voting age to 16 and 17 year olds for the first time in the UK. Antony Mason explains why this sets a welcome precedent
David Kingman explores the results of the 2012 British Social Attitudes Survey, which suggest the general public are growing less supportive of the welfare state in an age of austerity – and what this could mean for both younger and older generations
The failure of Rio+20 to establish a High Level Representative for Future Generations at the UN caused widespread disappointment. But persuasive campaigning to further support the rationale behind the proposals may yet be rewarded. Antony Mason and Kirsty Scheeberger report.
Antony Mason suggests that Jeff Randall’s TV report should be required viewing for anyone interested in today’s intergenerational issues.
Billy Harding, a volunteer at IF and second year student at Exeter University, has been digging into the contract which new students will be signing up to for the loans – and doesn’t much like what he sees
Antony Mason argues that, even if they can’t do anything about being stuck with higher debts, university students still have cause for complaint about the terms which they are forced to agree to
David Kingman explores the intergenerational injustice which is at the heart of the government’s proposed welfare reforms
David Kingman reports on the launch of IF’s Intergenerational Fairness Index, which assesses how intergenerational unfairness has worsened in the UK during the last 20 years
David Kingman explores the British government’s recent proposal to fine people for not registering to vote, and its likely impact on the young
David Kingman explains the findings from IF’s latest piece of research, which show how, while much of a burden government spending on universities is passing onto future generations through higher tuition fees, this policy fails in its proclaimed aim to reduce the deficit – and increases the national debt.