David Kingman and Duncan Steadman explore the history of the state pension, and why increases in life expectancy mean that changes are necessary
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.
Liz Emerson sees a dangerous precedent in New Zealand’s “intergenerational roading projects”
Billy Harding looks at the recently published ITUC poll which shows that, of the 13 countries investigated, only citizens in Indonesia, Brazil, and Bulgaria believe that future generations will be better off than today’s generation. Some 66 per cent of respondents from all countries believe that future generations will be worse off.
David Kingman ponders what kind of “legacy” the people responsible for London’s successful Olympic Games will actually be able to achieve
David Kingman explains how overgenerous pension and healthcare commitments to former state workers have played a major role in pushing Stockton, California, over the precipice of bankruptcy
Antony Mason looks at the intergenerational dilemma posed by the Dilnot Commission, and the new White Paper on social care
David Kingman explores the intergenerational injustice which is at the heart of the government’s proposed welfare reforms