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This paper examines the impact of changes in public long-term care spending on the use of public hospitals among the older population in England.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 42, Issue 2
We study consumer spending dynamics during one such time, the first infection wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, using household scanner data covering fast-moving consumer goods in the United Kingdom.
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Lucy Kraftman, Pia Hardelid and James Banks
We describe the association between recent changes in socioeconomic inequality and trends in mortality disparities for different age and sex groups at small-area level in England.
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We examine the first nationwide policy in the United Kingdom obliging small employers to enroll employees automatically into a pension. Exploiting pseudorandom variation in its introduction, we find automatic enrollment increased pension participation by 44 percentage points, reaching 70 percent ...
Journal article | Fiscal Studies , Volume 42, Issue 1
In this paper, we study the evolution of age-group- and gender-specific mortality and mortality inequality in England between 2003 and 2016, by comparing small geographic areas ranked by deprivation and grouped into bins of similar population size.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies , Volume 42, Issue 1
Introduction to to 'The Evolution of Mortality Inequality in 11 OECD Countries'
Journal article | Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
Britta Augsburg and Tristano Sainati
The case for investment in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) has been convincingly made. WASH is essential for protecting public health, is a human right and investing in it is compelling from a fiscal and economic point of view. While the estimated $114 billion per year of capital investments ...
Journal article | Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
Britta Augsburg and Paul Rodríguez-Lesmes
This paper uses primary micro-data from Indian households residing in rural villages and poor urban neighbourhoods to shed light on household sanitation decision-making. We use a theoretical economic model to reduce the dimensionality and complexity of this process. Beyond the most commonly ...
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Sally Grantham-McGregor, Akanksha Adya, Orazio Attanasio, Britta Augsburg, Jere Behrman, Bet Caeyers, Monimalika Day, Pamela Jervis, Reema Kockar, Prerna Makkar, Costas Meghir, Angus Phimister, Marta Rubio Codina and Karishma Vats
Poor early childhood development in low- and middle-income countries is a major public health problem. Efficacy trials have shown the potential of early childhood development interventions but scaling up is costly and challenging. Guidance on effective interventions’ delivery is needed. In an ...
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 41, Issue 3
This paper combines novel data on the time use, home‐learning practices and economic circumstances of families with children during the COVID‐19 lockdown with pre‐lockdown data from the UK Time Use Survey to characterise the time use of children and how it changed during lockdown, and to ...