The Crisis for Young People

Generational Inequalities in Education, Work, Housing and Welfare

by Andy Green

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Book Description

This book provides an original and challenging analysis of 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.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download The Crisis for Young People ebook for free in PDF format (2.4 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Sociology and Social Sciences
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2017
Pages
161
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319585468
ISBN10
3319585460
ISBN13 Digital
9783319585475
ISBN10 Digital
3319585479
PDF Size
2.4 MB
License
CC BY

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