Intergenerational policy

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An intergenerational policy is a public policy that incorporates an intergenerational approach to addressing an issue or has an impact across the generations. Approaching policy from an intergenerational perspective is based on an understanding of the interdependence and reciprocity that characterizes the relationship between the generations.

An intergenerational approach to public policy recognizes that generations share basic needs including adequate income, access to quality health care and social services, educational and employment opportunities, and a safe place to live. Furthermore, policies that are supportive of any age group must build on the common concerns of all generations.[1]


  1. ^ Generations United. (2010) "Guiding Principles"