New European study on intergenerational fairness is available online

Edited by Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini for the European Commission, the new report ran an analysis of policies introduced after 2008

The DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission has just published the Study on Intergenerational Fairness, edited by Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini with the support of the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research.

The study ran an analysis of policies introduced after the 2008 crisis from an intergenerational fairness perspective in EU countries.

In order to do so, different possible concepts and indicators of intergenerational fairness are proposed, including the possibility of: comparing the socio-economic conditions of individuals belonging to different generations and living in the same point-in-time, or comparing socio-economic conditions in the same phase of the life-cycle of individuals belonging to different cohorts.

The core chapters of the report assess the impact of policies implemented ahead of the 2008 crisis on different generations and explore the possible outcomes of fiscal neutral policy alternatives in the field of social protection on the basis of statistical analysis and simulations.

A final chapter also illustrates a preliminary assessment of measures undertaken in Italy ahead of the March 2020 Covid19 outburst.

Read the full study