Millennials' home ownership hopes dashed by a broken housing market


The latest report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies provides clear evidence that getting on the housing ladder has become a distant dream for many; much of the blame is laid on the growing gap between house prices and incomes, but the problem runs far deeper than that, says Chris O'Leary...

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Chris O'Leary

Deputy Director, Policy Evaluation and Research Unit and Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University

Chris O'Leary is a specialist in public policy and is Deputy Director of the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit. He is responsible for managing a number of research projects, providing leadership on the design and delivery of research and evaluation projects around public sector reform and its impact on social policy design, implementation and delivery. He manages projects that involve multidisciplinary teams (often in collaboration with academics and practitioners within and outside PERU) and mixed methods research methods. Much of his work before joining PERU was around modelling need and demand in terms of multiple needs, prevention and integration of services. Chris also teaches on social policy and evidence-based policy. Chris is a member of the university's Academic Board.

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Main image: A bleak picture (via Institute for Fiscal Studies)