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The Crisis for Young People

Generational Inequalities in Education, Work, Housing and Welfare

Authors: Green, Andy

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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
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.

About the authors

Andy Green is Professor of Comparative Social Science at the UCL Institute of Education, and Director, since 2008, of the ERSC-funded Research Centre on Learning and Life Chances (LLAKES).  His recent research has focused on social cohesion regimes and the changing opportunity structures for young people. His latest books include: Handbook of Global Education Policy, 2016; Education and State Formation: Europe, East Asia and the USA; 2013 and Regimes of Social Cohesion: Societies and the Crisis of Globalisation, 2011. 

Reviews

“Lucid, passionate and ground-breaking...this book will shock, hearten and galvanise in equal measure.” (Nikos Papadakis, Professor of Political Science, University of Crete, Greece)

“This book offers a highly significant contribution to public policy making.  All MPs should have to read it.” (Peter Mortimore, former Director of the Institute of Education, University of London, UK)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: At the Sharp-End of Globalisation and Demographic Change

    Green, Andy

    Pages 1-18

  • Education, Education …Under-Employment: The Mantra That Failed

    Green, Andy

    Pages 19-43

  • Young People and Employment: The Age of Uncertainty

    Green, Andy

    Pages 45-62

  • Britain’s Housing Disaster and Its Effects on Young People

    Green, Andy

    Pages 63-77

  • Wealth and Welfare: Breaking the Generational Contract

    Green, Andy

    Pages 79-86

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-58547-5
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover £14.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58546-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Crisis for Young People
Book Subtitle
Generational Inequalities in Education, Work, Housing and Welfare
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58547-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58547-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58546-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 161
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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