Young people hit hardest by rising unemployment

As we approach the milestone landmark of a year since the first UK lockdown began, newly released data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal just how damaging this past year has been for young people’s employment prospects. Lizzie Simpson, IF Researcher, explains

Vaccine passports: a recipe for intergenerational resentment

As mass vaccination raises the prospect of releasing society from COVID-19 lockdown, there is much talk about introducing vaccine passports to hasten the process. But would the introduction of vaccine passports be intergenerationally fair? No it would not, says IF volunteer Samuel Rowland, for reasons of public health – and it will cause intergenerational resentment

Reducing emissions through carbon pricing: how far have we come?

World leaders have taken some key steps forward regarding climate change over recent months, thus restoring some public confidence in global cooperation. One of the most effective ways in which countries can work together to reduce emissions is through emissions trading. IF researcher Melissa Bui looks at progress made on this front

Economic impact of COVID-19 continues to disadvantage younger people

Last week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published new data detailing the current state of the UK’s labour market and businesses. This has revealed not only the damaging impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to have on the UK’s economy as a whole, but also the disproportionally negative impact that it is having… Read more »

Time to Talk Day: treat young people better

To mark this year’s “Time to Talk Day” IF researcher Melissa Bui  (author of our “Costing Young Minds” paper) starts a conversation about how the negative attitudes towards children and young people during the COVID-19 crisis have had negative consequences – whether directly or indirectly – on their mental health

Homeownership denied: an intergenerational injustice

There is real concern that the younger generation will have a lower standard of living than their parents – which violates a key principle of intergenerational fairness. One issue at the centre of this concern is housing. IF supporter Rosie Neville sees it from her perspective and offers some solutions