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The cost of being young: measuring intergenerational consumer prices
Rahat Siddique
March 2020
Paper No' CEPCP572:
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CentrePiece 25 (1) Spring 2020

Tags: real wages; intergenerational consumer prices; consumer price index; cpi

The UK's young adults are navigating a very different economic landscape to earlier generations, including low real wage growth, lower likelihood of owning their own home and the uncertain prospects of Brexit. Rahat Siddique explores another potential source of variation across generational groups: their consumer preferences and the consumer prices that they face.