Recently-released data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the birth rate in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded. David Kingman explores what this could mean for the UK’s ageing population
“The society of long life”, when four generations are likely to be living together, is upon us. The Swiss professor of political science and publisher Jean-Pierre Fragnière (founder of the Institut universitaire âges et générations) suggests constructive approaches to the social and mental adjustments that will be needed to accommodate this
In the 2019 election in Australia, the welfare of future generations was the focus of a raft of policy proposals – and from an intergenerational point of view the wrong side won. This might mark a regrettable setback for intergenerational politics as a whole. Report by Danielle Wood (Budget Policy Program Director) and Owain Emslie… Read more »
The Bruno Visentini Foundation has looked at international intergenerational initiatives to propose ways to tackle the intergenerational problems of Italy, one of which is an “opportunity income” scheme. Luciano Monti, Scientific co-director of the Bruno Visentini Foundation, explains the background, and the proposal.
Martin Solly, professor at the Department of Culture, Politics and Society at the University of Turin, looks at the implications of Italy’s ageing and shrinking population, and the perceptions and prospects of the young.
China and Japan face unique intergenerational challenges – and represent divergent examples of a binary pattern that the rest of the ageing world might learn from. By Lauren A. Johnston*
Here’s some good news for the planet: the human population is set to peak and stabilise, not rising much above 9.7 billion, the total that it will reach around the year 2050, according to the latest UN figures. Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford University, explains how this works, and why it… Read more »
The Intergenerational Foundation has gathered voices from around the world, and voices with a global perspective, to report on the state of international intergenerational fairness. The result is a series of articles collected together in a Blog Week, starting today, and introduced here by IF’s editor, Antony Mason
The hustings to be the next leader of the Conservative Party – and Prime Minister – have so far been dominated by the candidates’ differing views on Brexit. But with the funding crisis in English social care showing no signs of abating, the next occupant of Number 10 Downing Street may also have to try… Read more »
Adulthood has traditionally been marked by the achievement of a series of milestones, such as getting a job, owning a home and starting a family. But are Millennials achieving these milestones at later ages than previous generations? David Kingman examines the latest evidence