With rising rents, staggering student debts and increasing inflation that cuts into already depressed real wages, are young people’s finances at (tax) breaking point? Could age-based taxation improve the intergenerational balance? Elliot Jones, IF Summer Intern, explores…
With the government seemingly committed to increasing participation in higher education, IF summer Intern, Rohin Burney O’Dowd, looks to Germany for answers.
After two successive years of increasing university dropout rates — especially rapid among students from the most disadvantaged areas — it is time for the government to reconsider the effect of large student debts upon university accessibility, and thus to re-evaluate the recent replacement of maintenance grants for students from low-income households with additional, burdensome loans.… Read more »
The shock Labour party manifesto promise to remove tuition fees, as part of a pledge to young people in the recent General Election, has led to increasing scrutiny of the higher education finance system over the summer. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, investigates
David Kingman looks at the findings of an LSE research project into the impacts of low-cost home ownership schemes on making the housing ladder accessible to low-income buyers
Recent research into the future of job automation has intergenerational implications. David Kingman reports
Newly-published ONS figures have shown the colossal impact that the maturation of final salary pension schemes is having on pensioners’ living standards, reports David Kingman. But what will this mean for younger generations who don’t have access to such schemes?
Drawing on interviews and observations during a recent visit, Angus Hanton, co-founder of IF, reflects on fairness between the generations in China
A large share of “extremists” on both sides of the Brexit debate would be happy to see the British economy suffer damage in order to have their way, according to new polling from YouGov. David Kingman looks at the questions this raises for intergenerational fairness
The LSE’s “Generation Brexit” project is gathering young people’s attitudes towards Brexit, in order to ensure their proper representation in the process. David Kingman reports