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Podcast | Incomes before, during and after the pandemic

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The effect of the COVID-19 crisis on the economy has been huge.

National income fell by 20% in April, to a level last seen in the early 2000s. But the impact of this vast aggregate shock on the finances of different households will vary widely.

In this episode, we speak to Agnes Norris Keiller, Research Economist at the IFS, and Robert Joyce, Deputy Director at the IFS and Head of the Income, Work and Welfare sector, and ask how household incomes were looking before the crisis, how they've been impacted during the lockdown and what we think they could look like in future.

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IFS research in this podcast

‘COVID-19 hit as households were still paying price for long hangover from last crisis’

‘Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2020’

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