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Publication Detail
The crisis for young people: generational inequalities in education, work, housing and welfare.
  • Publication Type:
    Book
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Book
  • Authors:
    Green AD
  • Publisher:
    Palgrave
  • Publication date:
    2017
  • Place of publication:
    London
  • Series:
    Palgrave Pivot
  • ISBN-13:
    978-3-319-58546-8
  • Keywords:
    Young people, work, skills, housing, welfare
Abstract
This book provides an original and challenging analysis of the one of the most pressing social issues of our times: intergenerational inequality. Based on recent mixed-method research, it explores the extent and scope of generational divides through an up-to-date analysis of the changing opportunities for young people in Britain across different life domains. A central question addressed is whether current changes are best understood as growing inequalities within and across age groups, or whether we face a genuine intergenerational decline over the life course of this and future generations of youth. Andy Green’s controversial manifesto for intergenerational equity includes replacing higher education fees with a tax on graduates of all ages; the introduction of capital gains tax on sales of first homes; voting at 16, and a new charter of rights for private tenants.
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