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Future pressures: intergenerational links, wealth, demography and sustainability

Hills John

in Towards a more equal society?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9781847422026
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304036 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847422026.003.0016
Future pressures: intergenerational links, wealth, demography and sustainability

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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

Chapter.  8511 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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