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The Generation Gap

2/3. Laurie Taylor presents three programmes examining the social gaps in today's divided Britain. Politicians David Willetts and Frank Field explore the generation gap.

Laurie Taylor presents a special series of three programmes to examine the social gaps which most concern researchers in today’s divided Britain: the residential gap, the generation gap and the class gap. Laurie is joined by two policy makers throughout the series, the Conservative MP David Willetts and the Labour MP Frank Field; in this second part they discuss the generation gap together with two distinguished social scientists Professor Frank Furedi and Professor Rachel Thomson. The generation gap might not be so readily quantifiable but there is a sense of new and possibly growing divisions between children and parents.  Laurie debates what evidence would serve as proof of that intuition?

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