Intergenerational Equity

Young people today face many barriers to financial stability including high tuition fees, housing prices and limited child care spaces. At the same time, there is an aging population in Canada and across North America with many seniors exiting the workforce. The result has primarily been government policies, especially in health care, leading to large increases in spending for services for seniors. Does this represent intergenerational inequality? Are young people being left behind by a system that disproportionately supports seniors?

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