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Our working papers include policy-relevant material intended for academic publication. The series is edited by Pedro Carneiro and Ian Preston.

ISSN: 1742-0415

IFS Working Paper W21/22
In this paper we quantify for the first time the economic costs of fatal and non-fatal child maltreatment in the UK in relation to several short-, medium- and long-term outcomes ranging from physical and mental health problems, to labour market outcomes and welfare use.
IFS Working Paper W21/21
Rachel Griffith, Victoria Jenneson, Joseph James and Anna Taylor
We demonstrate the range of impacts a tax on added sugar and salt could have on purchases of food at home and out of the home in the UK. The impact will depend on how firms and consumers respond.
IFS Working Paper W21/20
Signe A. Abrahamsen, Rita Ginja and Julie Riise
This paper provides new evidence that preventive health care services delivered at schools and provided at a relatively low cost have positive and lasting impacts.
IFS Working Paper W21/18
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant changes in where people work, eat and socialise. We use novel data on the food and non-alcoholic drink purchases from stores, takeaways, restaurants and other outlets to quantify the impact of the pandemic on the diets of a large, representative panel of ...
IFS Working Paper W21/19
We provide a method to estimate resource shares—the fraction of total household expenditure allocated to each household member—using OLS estimation of Engel curves.
IFS Working Paper W21/17
This paper provides novel empirical evidence on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the division of labour among parents of school-aged children in two-parent opposite-gender families.
IFS Working Paper W21/16
Poorly maintained public infrastructure is common in low- and middle-income countries, with consequences for service delivery and public health.
IFS Working Paper W21/14
The share of home-cooked food in the diet of UK households declined from the 1980s. This was contemporaneous with a decline in the market price of ingredients for home cooking relative to ready-to-eat foods. We consider a simple model of food consumption and time use which captures the key driving ...
IFS Working Paper W21/15
Aluma Dembo, Shachar Kariv, Matthew Polisson and John Quah
The Allais critique of expected utility theory (EUT) has led to the development of theories of choice under risk that relax the independence axiom, but which adhere to the conventional axioms of ordering and monotonicity.
IFS Working Paper W21/12
We estimate a rich model of retired singles and couples with bequest motives and uncertain longevity and medical expenses.