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Education and skills

Our work on Education and Skills aims to understand what matters for the healthy development of children, from infancy to young adulthood. It tracks education spending in various stages of education and assesses the effectiveness of government policies at improving children’s outcomes and inequalities therein.

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Intergenerational mobility in Britain

Working Paper

In this paper we examine the concept of intergenerational mobility in earnings and in lifetime or 'permanent' status, and discuss its measurement using regression and quantile transition matrix approaches.

1 January 1995

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What has happened to wages?


The gap between those who earn the most and those who earn the least in the UK is growing rapidly and in 1992 was larger than it had been at any time this century. It is one of the major factors underlying the rise in the inequality of household income and in poverty levels. This, together with its implications about the way the labour market is changing, makes it one of the most important issues facing policymakers today.

1 June 1994