At this event, IFS researchers presented the key findings from their latest flagship annual report on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
IFS researchers set out the situation in which UK households found themselves on the eve of the pandemic. They then identified how households' living standards have been affected throughout 2020-21, by examining detailed information on the labour market activities of UK households and by analysing changes in measures of deprivation and financial difficulties, with a particular focus on how different groups have fared over the course of the pandemic.
You can watch the full video of the event below.
Jonathan is an Associate Director and Head of Retirement, Savings and Ageing sector, focusing on pensions, savings and economic activity in later life
Senior Research Economist
Xiaowei joined the IFS in 2018 and works in the Income, Work and Welfare sector.
Tom is a Research Economist in the Income, Work and Welfare sector, having joined the IFS in 2020.
J, Cribb and T, Wernham and X, Xu. (2021). 'Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2021' [Presentation]. London: IFS. Available at: https://ifs.org.uk/publications/living-standards-poverty-and-inequality-uk-2021 (accessed: 10 December 2023).
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