The potential impact of young voters on the 2024 general election

There is a sense amongst the young British electorate that they are powerless in affecting change in politics, especially through their vote. However, Toby Whelton, IF researcher, argues that while the odds may be stacked against them, there is still real potential for the young to shape the upcoming election.

Intergenerational Fairness in the General Election

Proposed policies such as national service and commitments to maintain the triple lock have put debates about intergenerational unfairness at the heart of the national debate. IF researcher, Toby Whelton, investigates.    

Is the student cost-of-living crisis affecting social mobility?

Recent reports have noted a decline in higher education participation, especially among poorer students. Toby Whelton, IF volunteer, argues this can only be understood as a result of the skyrocketing costs of being a student.

The State of the graduate premium

With the first cohort to experience the 2022 changes to student loans having begun university, now is a good time to take stock and assess the state of the graduate premium. Toby Whelton, IF volunteer, investigates.