At the CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars held on 22 June at the LSE, London, CHASM's Karen Rowlingson led a seminar entitled 'The Generation Game: Lifetime gifts, family relationships and inequality'.

This seminar focused on financial gifts within families in order to explore the nature of inter-generational relationships in 21st Britain.

The paper contributes to two major debates: the potential for inter-generational conflict due to the relative wealth of the baby-boom generation compared with the economic difficulties facing younger generations; and the nature of 'family' and family obligations.

The paper is based on mixed qualitative research with 42 members of 15 families and survey research with 2,000 members of the general public, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The research was carried out with Ricky Joseph and Louise Overton at CHASM, University of Birmingham.

Papers and podcasts are available from the CASE website

Find out more about this research project 'Mind the (Housing) Wealth Gap: Intergenerational justice and family welfare'