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Employment and income

Our research on Employment and Incomes looks at trends in employment, wages, skills and the changing nature of work. Topics include the gender pay gap, public sector pay, the rise in self-employment and the effect of the tax and benefit system on labour supply.

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Entry to grammar schools in England for disadvantaged children

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New work by IFS researchers, funded by the Sutton Trust, suggests that grammar schools are disproportionately unlikely to admit students who are eligible for free school meals, even when conditioning on their academic performance in primary school. They are by contrast disproportionately likely to admit children who have attended private schools before age 11.

8 November 2013

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Do the UK Government’s welfare reforms make work pay

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In this paper, we use micro-simulation techniques to investigate whether financial work incentives will be stronger in 2015-16 than they were in 2010-11 and to separate out the impact of changes to taxes, benefit cuts and the introduction of universal credit from the impact of wider economic changes.

11 September 2013

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Career progression, economic downturns, and skills

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This paper analyses the career progression of skilled and unskilled workers with a focus on how careers are affected by economic downturns and whether formal skills, acquired early on, can shield workers from the effect of recessions.

30 August 2013