THE GUARDIAN: 'Older people have pulled up the ladder': inside England's oldest and youngest towns

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Release date: 9/12/2017

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Sue Heath, a professor of sociology at Manchester University, believes the disparities within, rather than between, generations remain crucial. Yes, some older people have good pensions and large houses, but there are millions of poor older people, too. Similarly, for some of the young, the bank of Mum and Dad will ease their passage through university and on to the housing ladder. “At the level of people’s everyday lives,” Heath says, “there is still a huge amount of interdependency between the generations.”

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Title'Older people have pulled up the ladder': inside England's oldest and youngest towns
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date9/12/17
DescriptionSue Heath, a professor of sociology at Manchester University, believes the disparities within, rather than between, generations remain crucial. Yes, some older people have good pensions and large houses, but there are millions of poor older people, too. Similarly, for some of the young, the bank of Mum and Dad will ease their passage through university and on to the housing ladder. “At the level of people’s everyday lives,” Heath says, “there is still a huge amount of interdependency between the generations.”
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/dec/09/ladder-england-oldest-youngest-towns-manchester-minehead
PersonsSue Heath