The cost of a child is rising – and both parents and children are struggling as a result

Family life in the UK is becoming more expensive, writes IF researcher Holly Metcalf, with more children growing up in poverty, and their parents increasingly making sacrifices to try and protect their children’s wellbeing. With government support in many areas being cut, families have had to resort to different coping mechanisms, which pose problems in… Read more »

Products of their times? Intergenerational divides in social attitudes

IF’s Rakib Ehsan summarises the important intergenerational findings of the latest British Social Attitudes Survey (BSA 35). As well as there being clear intergenerational divides in regard to party support and support for EU membership, there is evidence of an “attitudes chasm” between the oldest and youngest cohorts of Britain’s voting-age population over welfare provision… Read more »