Author Archives: Guest Blogger

“Never working families” – a misleading sound-bite?

In this guest post, Lindsey Macmillan and Paul Gregg look at the claim that there are generations within families who have never worked. From their position as probably the foremost experts on intergenerational worklessness in the UK, they find the evidence … Continue reading

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The Co-opted Message of Occupy Wall Street

Emily Matthews is currently applying to masters degree programs across the U.S., and loves to read about new research into health care, gender issues, and literature. She lives and writes in Seattle, Washington. Emily also edits a blog on applying … Continue reading

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Welfare conditionality and disabled people: a democratic deficit

In a guest post, Jenny Morris explains piece-by-piece why the dominant all-party UK story on incapacity is wrong.  The piece was originally posted on her blog, This is the start of a renewed focus on disability issues on the … Continue reading

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Perceptions of inequalities in the world: food for thought

In a guest post Charlotte Cavaille reviews recent data on perceptions of inequality internationally, and amid some surprising findings finds both reasons to be optimistic and pessimistic…  How did we do research before the internet?! Yesterday, I randomly bumped into a 2010 … Continue reading

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How generational inequality helped set England’s cities alight

In a guest post, Craig Berry argues that we need to look at intergenerational relations – including the capture of wealth by the baby boomers – to truly understand the London riots. England’s riots expose an inconvenient truth: Britain has become a highly unequal … Continue reading

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The sins of our fathers

In a guest post, Claire Leigh is prompted by an old British prison in Ghana to consider whether we should really have colonial guilt – and in doing this,  draws parallels between the past and present inequalities of the global economy. … Continue reading

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‘Inequities’ vs. ‘Disparities’: Why words matter

In a guest post, Daniel Goldberg argues in favour of ethically-charged ways of talking about inequality. The terms we use to describe inequality are important.  They’re important because there are different perspectives about (1) what terms should be used for … Continue reading

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Which generation should pay for long-term care?

In a guest post, Craig Berry of the Intergenerational Longevity Centre-UK think-tank asks, can Britain’s Dilnot Commission on long-term care funding achieve intergenerational fairness? The short answer, unfortunately, is no. But that does not mean that the Dilnot Commission is … Continue reading

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No Deal: How the Tea Party Has Helped to Stall Obama’s New Deal

Charlotte Cavaille reports on a recent Harvard panel about the politics of the Tea Party and the Obama social agenda Commentators and political scientists trying to document the Obama presidency face the following puzzle: why, despite an impressive list of … Continue reading

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Health Equity in the US: Hold the Applause

In a guest post, Courtney McNamara compares policies on health inequalities in the US and UK, and argues that US policies – despite some improvements – have a long way to go before they have any real chance of success. … Continue reading

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