NextGen: A New Deal for the Young
What policies would make the economy work better for today’s youth?
All over the world, the economic cost of the pandemic has been borne disproportionately by the young. This is the second global crisis in just over a decade to damage young people’s prospects, creating macroeconomic shocks that have compounded structural shifts in pensions, housing, education and employment – putting a heavier burden of risk and instability on their shoulders. Inequality between generations, particularly in the housing market, now threatens to entrench inequality within generations too. For young people, the wealth of their parents and grandparents is beginning to matter more for their prospects than their own earnings. The FT believes policymakers must now offer a new deal to young people to change this trajectory. It is in the interests of all of us who will rely on these generations to sustain our economies and support our old age.
FT Live will host a series of free, hour-long, live panel debates in the week of April 26-30, to coincide with the publication of a series of opinion pieces, in which FT writers make the case for specific policies that would make the economy work better for young people.
A New Deal for The Young Series
How to fix the housing crisis
Monday 26 April | 2pm BST
Pensions: A decent retirement for the young
Tuesday 27 April | 2pm BST
How to build better jobs
Wednesday 28 April | 2pm BST
Why we need to rethink education
Thursday 29 April | 2pm BST
Can young people save the planet?
Friday 29 April | 2pm BST
Learn about the challenges today's youth face and how policymakers could better support them
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Join the debate with leading FT writers on which policies would make the economy work better for young people
FT NextGen Festival
Returning for its third year, FT NextGen brings together the brightest and best minds of the next generation for a jam-packed day of riveting panels, world-class keynotes and audience interactive sessions. Hosted by the FT's Flora Macdonald Johnston, prepare for a day of debate and discussion on the topics most important to young people. From finance, technology and fashion: there's something for everyone at NextGen.
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