A New Generational Contract: the final report of the Intergenerational Commission

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Intergenerational Foundation
Resolution Foundation
Date of publication
18 May 2018
Social Policy, Older Adults, Children and Young People
Social welfare
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This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the intergenerational challenges the country faces and sets out a policy programme to tackle them.

Key findings:

  • There is widespread concern that young adults may not achieve the progress their predecessors enjoyed.
  • Post-crisis employment has been strong, but young adults have experienced incredibly poor pay outcomes.
  • Millennials have lower home ownership rates and higher housing costs than their predecessors.

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