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Pocket Money

Two people from different generations discuss society's changing attitudes to money.

The series takes a look at how our relationship with money has changed in the last 50 years. It covers the lifespan from our earliest encounters with pocket money, to our views on money as we face retirement. With ever more complicated ways of managing money and shifting attitudes, what changes have been seen in our society over the last 50 years?

Jean is 83 and was given half a penny a week pocket money which she spent on sweets to share with friends less fortunate. It's a contrast to her young great granddaughter Simone who gets £6 a week. Simone and her friends go shopping regularly and get extra handouts on top of their pocket money in sharp contrast to Jean who had to save hard.

Producer: Laura Parfitt
A Juniper Production for BBC Radio 4.

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15 minutes

Last on

Tue 17 Sep 2013 14:15