A contract between generations: pensions and saving

My chapter for Regeneration, edited by Clare Coatman, Guy Shrubsole, Shiv Malik and Ben Little, on how pensions policy developments affect young people.

regenerationThere are few areas of social and economic life more replete with intergenerational bargains than pensions and long-term saving. Yet it cannot be denied that the intergenerational contract in policy and practice around pensions and saving has begun to unravel at a rapid rate, to the detriment of today’s young people. The individualisation of the pensions system means we are not only on our own as a generation, but also within our generation.

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