New report: Study on Intergenerational Fairness



The new report on the Study on Intergenerational Fairness presents findings from research into intergenerational fairness in European Union countries. The team analysed changes in the income of different generations during the crisis from 2007-2014 in EU countries and the effects of possible counteracting measures. Our findings show that young adults (18-24) experienced the strongest income decline driven by a decrease market incomes not compensated by economic stabilisers and policy changes. An unemployment benefit for young adults could have counteract their decrease in income and, thereby, supported intergenerational fairness.

Source: European Commission, licensed under CC BY 4.0