Posts by Kate Alexander Shaw

Kate Alexander Shaw, Research Fellow, SPERI

Does age now trump class in British politics?

Kate Alexander Shaw

After higher youth turnout in the 2017 general election Labour has to think hard about whether fairness is about class or cohort Labour’s surprise success in June’s election, gaining 32 seats and winning 40 per cent of the popular vote, has quickly been absorbed within a new narrative about the rise of youth. Before the election, the conventional wisdom was … Continue reading

21 August 2017 by Kate Alexander Shaw
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Millennials versus Baby Boomers: words matter in the politics of intergenerational fairness

Kate Alexander Shaw

Rhetoric used today to describe intergenerational debates will shape tomorrow’s policies – and affect all of our futures The last several years have seen an upswell of interest in the idea of intergenerational fairness, based on concerns that today’s young people cannot hope to achieve the same prosperity as older generations.  The financial crisis of 2008-09, and the subsequent weakness … Continue reading

8 May 2017 by Kate Alexander Shaw
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