VACANCY: apply to be a Researcher at the Intergenerational Foundation

Intergenerational Foundation Co-Founder and CEO Liz Emerson sets out the details of the Researcher role currently being advertised by the charity. Join our team! We are seeking a new Researcher to provide part-time (2 to 3 days per week) contract work for the non-party-political charitable think tank, the Intergenerational Foundation. Our office is in Herne… Read more »

An ‘everything crisis’: how we can overcome multiple challenges by solving the housing crisis

Rents are at the highest they have ever been, property prices continue to soar and young people and low- and middle-income workers also face a cost-of-living crisis. Simultaneously we are facing other crises ranging from the environment to mental health. Alec Haglund, IF Researcher, argues that by solving the housing crisis it would be possible… Read more »

Worldwide Blog Week: wrapping up

Following seven days of guest-written articles full of insight and sharing new research, IF’s Digital Campaigns Officer Liam Hill summarises the blogs and draws on the themes and lessons from the Intergenerational Foundation’s Worldwide Blog Week 2022. Starting at home Our Worldwide Blog Week for 2022 has come to an end. With fourteen articles from… Read more »

Australia needs a parliamentary inquiry into intergenerational fairness

Thomas Walker is the Economist-in-Residence at Think Forward. Think Forward is an advocacy group for young Australians who want to see issues of intergenerational fairness front and center in Australian policymaking. In this article for IF’s Worldwide Blog Week, Thomas argues that a parliamentary inquiry would reap great benefits for younger generations in Australia. Youth… Read more »

Designing the world with future generations in mind

Professor Tatsuyoshi Saijo explains his journey towards creating a groundbreaking citizen experiment in bringing the interests of future generations into present-day decision-making in Japan. Problems everywhere Across the world, neighbours, communities and indeed entire countries have numerous problems which they choose to ignore. What can we do about this? Is it possible to find a… Read more »

The climate crisis: an intergenerational emergency in India

Environmental activist John Paul Jose explores the profound damage and destruction that the climate crisis is already causing in his homeland, and what could happen if the climate emergency goes unmitigated for longer. Depending on nature The most recent IPCC report highlights the increasing frequency and intensity of heavy rainfall, intense heatwaves, and droughts on… Read more »

Becoming good ancestors

What will it take for generations alive today to become better ancestors, asks writer and campaigner Jonathon Porritt. Tackling the climate crisis, of course, but changing how we live our lives and prioritising the future is also vital. Running out of time The vast majority of parents would hope that they’re doing everything they can… Read more »

What working children in Peru can teach us about intergenerational fairness

Jessica K. Taft is Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is the author of The Kids Are in Charge. In this blog for the Intergenerational Foundation’s Worldwide Blog Week, she explores what adults can learn from young people, specifically the community of working children in Peru.… Read more »

Democratic rotation: could a lottery system revitalise US political institutions?

The American political system is gridlocked and its democratic norms are shaken. In the second of two articles for IF’s Worldwide Blog Week on renewing the legal and political institutions of the United States, Julia M. Puaschunder, an economist and psychologist at ​​Inter-University Consortium of New York, considers the history of the lottery system in… Read more »

Intergenerational Equity and the US Judiciary

Intergenerational equity concerns have grown significantly over recent decades, and our political and legal systems are skewed in ways which can exacerbate and intensify these issues. Julia M. Puaschunder, an economist and psychologist at the ​​Inter-University Consortium of New York, discusses intergenerational fairness in the US Judiciary with attention to age-balanced decision-making. Intergenerational inequality on… Read more »