University of St Andrews

The Problem of Generation Rent: new blog by McKee

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Dr Kim McKee and Dr Tom Moore have published a new blog.

Drs Kim McKee and Tom Moore have published a blog “Problematising Generation Rent” from their on-going Mind the (Housing) Wealth Gap research project, funded by Leverhulme.  Their research highlights the limits of the ‘Generation Rent’ idea, which has been popularised in the media and picked up by social commentators and housing campaigners.  Not only is homeownership highly exclusionary, perpetuating both intra as well as inter generational inequalities, but it also has major impacts on young people’s personal sense of well-being, independence, future family formation and labour market opportunities.