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What is Intergenerational Equity?
The Terry GroupLink to more items from this source
Apr. 30, 2015

"As a practical matter, the only way that [a] future pension benefit can be 'paid currently' is by currently funding it, e.g., by making a contribution to a trust equal to the present value of that future pension benefit.... That fact presents the possibility (not an issue with respect to cash wages or most other fringe benefits, such as health insurance premiums for current workers) that a future generation can be made to pay. And that possibility raises a question of intergenerational equity: Is it equitable that a future generation should pay for the current generation's pension cost?"

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