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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

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

Hills John

Policy Press

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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