How and why might the wealth of different generations be expected to differ

Document type
Briefing
Author(s)
Crawford, Rowena; Sturrock, David
Publisher
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Date of publication
31 October 2019
Series
IFS Briefing note; BN257
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Older Adults
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This briefing note uses an economic model to illustrate how different circumstances in terms of earnings, the tax system, the state pension system, rates of return, the number and timing of children, longevity and retirement timing, could be expected to affect wealth accumulation.

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