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Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2016

At this event, IFS researchers will present the key findings from the latest in the series of flagship IFS annual reports on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK. Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the report will analyse the official data on the distribution of household income in the UK, up to and including the latest year of data for 2014-15.

The report will look in detail at trends in incomes and poverty, at which groups are doing better or worse, and at the underlying role of factors such as worklessness and low pay in explaining the patterns we see. It will also draw out the lessons for policy and for the measurement of poverty that can be learnt from the data.

The event will begin at 10:00 with registration from 9:30am.

 

 

 

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Chris Belfield

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Observation
Median household income in the UK rose by 3% in 2014–15 after adjusting for inflation. This was the fastest rise in average incomes since the early 2000s, finally taking median income 1% above its previous peak, and was accompanied by income growth right across the distribution. These are the ...
Report
This report, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, is the fifteenth in an annual series published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). It analyses the HBAI statistics and digs deeper to explore the driving forces behind key trends in living standards, inequality and poverty.
Past event
On Wednesday 19 July, IFS researchers will present the key findings from the latest in the series of flagship IFS annual reports on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Past event
At this event, IFS researchers will present the key findings from the latest in the series of flagship IFS annual reports on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK. Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the report will analyse living standards in the UK up to and including the latest year of data for 2016-17, while setting this in the context of the very latest developments in pay, employment and inflation.