Economics: What is the Future for Generation Alpha?

Thu Nov 16 2023 at 01:45 pm to 03:00 pm

Watershed | Bristol

Bristol Ideas
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Economics: What is the Future for Generation Alpha?
A panel discussion chaired by Eshe Nelson, The New York Times economics and business reporter.
About this Event

Faced with falling fertility rates, a cost-of-living crisis and the enduring impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, we look at what the future looks like for the current generation of children.

While every generation has its challenges, Generation Alpha (those born between 2010 and 2025) has endured the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic as young children, compounded with the ever-increasing domination of technology and social networking.

What does the future have in store for Generation Alpha? Will they go on to have children? Will they be able to retire? Should they forget about the possibility of home ownership entirely? Our panel of experts mull over these questions and discuss what the lives of the children of millennials might look like. The New York Times economics and business reporter Eshe Nelson is joined by Michael McMahon, Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, to discuss this. Joining them on the panel will be Paul Lindley, entrepreneur and founder of Ella’s Kitchen, the UK’s largest baby food brand, and Olivia Sweeney, former Black and Green Ambassador and consultant at Resource Futures, a sustainable waste consultancy.


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Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Bristol, United Kingdom


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