The next big challenge for Progressives: claiming the intergenerational fairness agenda

February 20, 2020

The supposed divide between generations is becoming a prominent theme in public discourse. Although Millennials[1] and Baby Boomers[2] indeed have different – and sometimes conflicting - views, the framing of a zero-sum battle between the generations is counterproductive. But how come the contribution of Boomers to todays’ society is perceived so negatively? Even worse, why are Boomers blamed for Millennials being generally worse off than previous generations?

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Maria Freitas, FEPS Senior Policy Advisor, commeting FEPS Speri Study: Intergenerational fairness in post-crisis Europe: A comparative study

[1] Those born between 1980 and 1994.

[2] Those born between 1946 and 1964.

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