The disease itself may have touched Australia relatively lightly, but the wider consequences have hit the young particularly hard, especially in employment. Danielle Wood and Owain Emslie, CEO and Senior Associate respectively at the Grattan Institute in Melbourne, reveal the facts and figures, and the broader patterns that underlie them.
COVID-19 has placed education at high risk around the world. In Wales, the way forward is guided by Well-being of Future Generations Act of 2015. Jane Davidson, Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, was a leading architect of that groundbreaking legislation when, from 2007 to 2011, she was Minister for Environment,… Read more »
Although Maria Lenk’s passport says “German”, she considers herself European through and through. But COVID-19 has tested the unity of the European Union, and as well as faith of young people in its institutions. Now is a critical moment to address this deficit. Maria advocates for the interests of young and future generations as member… Read more »
The COVID-19 crisis has coincided with worldwide Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020. They triggered the resolution of a long-standing controversy over a statue of Cecil Rhodes in the English city of Oxford. Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography… Read more »
The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating Brazil’s brain drain, and consequently affecting Brazil’s intergenerational development plan and its educational future, writes João Leal, recent MSc graduate of the London School of Economics and now Policy-Maker at the State Secretariat for Social Development in São Paulo. First, to help us understand the chaos that Brazil is facing… Read more »
There is only one subject in the air at the moment: the COVID-19 pandemic. For this year’s Worldwide Intergenerational Fairness Week we’ve invited writers from around the globe to contribute articles on the impact of COVID-19 on intergenerational fairness. IF’s editor Antony Mason introduces the series and the week’s schedule of publication.
This week (18–24 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme chosen by the Mental Health Foundation this year is kindness. Melissa Bui outlines why, in the context of COVID-19, protecting public mental health is one way the government can return the acts of kindness demonstrated by young people throughout the pandemic
David Kingman takes a look at what the most recent economic projections say about the potential negative impacts of COVID-19 on the UK economy, and what these could mean for young people
Research has indicated that young adults are one of the social groups who are most likely to see a fall in their living standards because of COVID-19. David Kingman looks at whether they are at especially high risk of being made homeless by the impacts of the virus on the UK economy
A personal blog on how #lockdown is affecting younger family members, by an IF supporter – who wishes to remain anonymous so as not to embarrass her kids!