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Millennials v baby boomers: a battle we could have done without

Last week, L-CYR member Kim Allen published a piece in The Conversation which takes a critical perspective on recent public debates about the plight of millennial within contexts of economic crisis and austerity. Co-written with Steve Roberts of Monash University, the article argues that the focus on ‘generational war’ between ‘baby-boomers’ and the young obscure continued inequalities of class, gender and race that shape how young people are faring within the current landscape.

You can read their article in full here

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