Intergenerational Inequality – Did The Baby Boomers Really Have It All?

The Age Factor in Voting

Links between age and voting are increasingly important, and the evidence that in recent elections age was a good indicator of how people voted is considerable. However attempts to claim an older and wealthier population is causing the problems faced by the young is more questionable,  with Tory thinkers and particularly the Daily Mail blaming ‘baby boomers’ for the difficulties of the young play politics with the facts. A generation war is not the way forward for British politics and the slogan “Millenials and Baby Boomers united” has to be the chosen path. Below, John Hurley looks at some of the issues involved finding no simple link to justify seeing the elderly as priveleged however they vote.

Trevor Fisher.

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