Asset-based welfare: Intergenerational Justice and Family Welfare

Searle, B. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


This presentations is a summary of the key findings from the Mind the (Housing) Wealth Gap project. The four year project was funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2012-2015). The project was a collaboration between the Universities of Dundee, Birmingham, Exeter and St Andrews.

The overall project aim was to explore inequalities in society, particularly the uneven distribution and transfer of (housing) wealth within and across generations. The project had four key objectives:

• Understand changing patterns of family housing and wealth resources.
• Identify the extent to which current demographic trajectories, changing attitudes and behaviours towards wealth will reinforce or reverse existing inequalities.
• Address the barriers to change including legal, policy and financial complexities and the beliefs and behaviours of individuals.
• Understand the implications of these inequalities and injustices for individuals across the life course.

Period14 Oct 2016
Event titleHousing and asset-based welfare: Phenomenology, Structures and Policies
Event typeSeminar
LocationMilan, Italy
Degree of RecognitionInternational