The post-COVID-19 landscape in both education and the workplace is already looking very different. Olga Triay, a 20-year-old student of International Business Economics at the University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, assesses the positives and negatives of this changed world from the point of view of those affected the most: young generations.
Under the current minimum wage legislation, younger workers in the UK can be paid less than somebody who is older than them for doing the same work. David Kingman looks at the economic arguments for designing the minimum wage like this, and the prospects of change in the future
“Hired: six months undercover in low-wage Britain” paints a vivid picture of life in some of the toughest corners of the world of work. It also – as Angus Hanton, Co-founder of IF, reports – raises issues of intergenerational fairness
There’s a suspicion that lots of Millennials need supplementary jobs to make ends meet, or to prosper. David Kingman looks at the reality of side-hustling
David Kingman looks at the evidence surrounding whether doing a degree is worthwhile for a young person
David Kingman ponders some important questions about whether the UK’s “jobs miracle” is necessarily all that it’s cracked up to be, especially in light of the supposedly lower number of young adults who are NEETs
In a new work stream, IF is starting to think about how intergenerational fairness is playing out in the workplace. Phil Radcliff, ex-global Human Resources Director and IF volunteer, looks at the failures of the current apprenticeship system, which was meant to deliver better prospects for both young people and business
Arguments that automation will devastate the job market for future generations are often casually pushed aside as unduly pessimistic, says Antony Mason. But when this is cited by the Governor of the Bank of England as a genuine threat, we really should sit up and take some notice
Jo Johnson, the Minister of State for Universities and Science, has quietly announced the completion of the sale of the 2002–2006 student loan book. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, investigates
With the government seemingly committed to increasing participation in higher education, IF summer Intern, Rohin Burney O’Dowd, looks to Germany for answers.