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The impact on future generations of inequality in the housing market

How might the inequality we currently see in younger generations of people in the UK feed forward onto the future. Arguably there is much greater inequality between children in the UK than there is between older people in terms of the weekly income of their families. Over time that inequality in children has been progressing into greater inequality now among younger adults meaning that larger and larger proportions of young adults are now renting property, rather than buying it, including through to when they are older adults. What does all this imply for the living standards of older people in the future? And what could, and should be done to avert this?

Please note that this is a hybrid event with in-person speaker. People are welcome to attend in person at the Oxford Martin School or participate  on-line via Zoom. Please register 12 hours before the seminar.

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About the Speaker 

Professor Danny Dorling, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford

Danny Dorling joined the School of Geography and the Environment in September 2013 to take up the Halford Mackinder Professorship in Geography. He was previously a professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield. He has also worked in Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds and New Zealand, went to university in Newcastle upon Tyne, and to school in Oxford.

Much of Danny's work is available open access (see With a group of colleagues he helped create the website which shows who has most and least in the world. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education, wealth and poverty. His recent books include, co-authored texts: The Atlas of the Real World: Mapping the way we liveBankrupt Britain: An atlas of social changeRule Britannia: Brexit and the end of empire; and Finntopia: what we can learn from the world's happiest country.

This event is part of a seminar series:

Michaelmas 2021 Seminar Series - Future Perspectives on Ageing

Event Details

04 November 2021 14:00 - 15:00


Oxford Martin School

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