August 1st, 2016
Episode 92 of 105 episodes
Simon Evans’ comedy lecture on four of the big life stages that mark our journey through life and how economics is part of every one of those stages, whether we like it or not. As always, he is joined by Financial Times columnist and presenter of Radio 4's 'More or Less', economist Tim Harford, and by financial guru and editor of Money Week, Merryn Somerset Webb. This week Simon looks at Youth - that period in life when the young suddenly disengage from the home unit and plummet from the safety of the family nest. The programme looks at everything from pocket money and exam subject choice, to university and whether the property ladder still exists. Baroness Alison Wolf is the guest expert, who shares her views on whether education matters and how that affects the labour markets. Which subjects should you study at school if you want to be a millionaire? Should you go to university? Take a gap year? What are the implications of all these decisions on your future economic standing. Presenter: Simon Evans, with Tim Harford and Merryn Somerset Webb Special guest: Professor Alison Wolf, Baroness Wolf of Dulwich Written by Simon Evans, Benjamin Partridge and Andy Wolton. Producer: Claire Jones A BBC Studios Production
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