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John Hills, Tom Sefton, and Kitty Stewart

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422026

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422026.001.0001

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Future pressures: intergenerational links, wealth, demography and sustainability

Future pressures: intergenerational links, wealth, demography and sustainability

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(p.319) FIFTENFuture pressures: intergenerational links, wealth, demography and sustainability
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Towards a more equal society?
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Hills John

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422026.003.0016

This chapter is less optimistic about the future for income inequality. It discusses four key factors that may make progress towards greater income equality increasingly challenging: the intergenerational transmission of advantage; wealth and inheritance; demographic change; and environmental sustainability. The chapter specifically includes pressures on public finances and the need to reduce carbon emissions in the face of climate change.

Keywords:   income inequality, inheritance, demographic change, environmental sustainability, transmission of advantage, climate change, carbon emissions

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