Ensuring intergenerational fairness is one of the biggest challenges facing policy-makers today. Citizens are increasingly worried that their children may end up worse off than their parents, challenging a key premise that has long underpinned societies: that each successive generation would become better off than the previous.
An ageing population, structural changes to the economy and the impact of technological advances on the world of work raise significant questions about the prospects for stable and sustainable growth in Europe and beyond. This raises important questions for future financial sustainability and the fair distribution of resources between generations.
Guest blogs on intergenerational fairness
We believe it is time for a step-change in the way we tackle issues of intergenerational fairness. To encourage further new thinking, we asked a range of senior policy-makers and experts from Europe and beyond to share their perspectives on the issue.