Generational inequality

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Younger Australians buck entrenched political trend as ‘new kind of adulthood’ bites
Political scientists say there has been a fundamental shift as the experiences of younger voters are so much different from previous generations

Josh Nicholas

22, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Earnings for millennials in the US will make their UK counterparts jealous | Torsten Bell
Graduate salaries have fallen 16% since 2007 in Britain, but across the Atlantic youth-friendly policies are paying off, new research finds

Torsten Bell

19, Nov, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Cruises, golf and private health: how baby boomer spending has kept UK inflation stubbornly high
The postwar generation has benefited from good pensions and now interest rate rises, but while its spending has boosted the economy, it has many downsides – not least prices

Phillip Inman, Economics editor

21, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Forget about the generation gap, the real divide is all about property | Martha Gill
It’s not the generation gap that counts: setting boomers against the younger cohorts just masks inequality

Martha Gill

13, Aug, 2023 @8:32 AM

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Tinned tomatoes for dinner, can barely pay the rent: pity Gen Zs as they’re blamed for inflation | Daisy Jones
It’s not ‘entitled’ to want more from life than endless emails and cheap pasta until you die, says author Daisy Jones

Daisy Jones

11, Aug, 2023 @12:00 PM

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A lost generation are living with their parents – and Tory talk of housebuilding won’t help them | John Harris
Young adults stranded in the family home have been abandoned by politicians who view them as an afterthought, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

22, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The Observer view on generational inequality: the redistribution of wealth requires political nerve | Observer editorial
It’s time for baby boomers to share their spoils with the young, or else trouble lies ahead

Observer editorial

30, Apr, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Please stop blaming baby boomers for the woes of today’s younger generations | Letters
Letters: Responses to Polly Toynbee’s piece on intergenerational inequality from Nick Moss, Marilyn Sandy, Peter Riddle and Tom Cannon

23, Feb, 2023 @6:05 PM

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My generation is sucking Britain’s young people dry. Why are politicians too scared to admit it? | Polly Toynbee
The social contract between young and old is broken and inequality is out of control. The government must step in, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

14, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Bank of mum and dad’ stoking Britain’s rising inequality, warns report
Billions in gifts or loans given when children are in early adulthood and buying first home or getting married

Mark Sweney

13, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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We privileged baby boomers are the real ‘snowflakes’ | Letters
Letters: Readers on the tendency of people to grow more rightwing as they age

09, Jan, 2023 @4:55 PM

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If the next election is the UK’s ‘millennial moment’, Labour will reap the rewards | Gaby Hinsliff
This generation is diverse, highly educated and likely to make up a bigger share of the voting population than boomers, says Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

15, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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