Poverty, inequality and social mobility

Poverty, inequality and social mobility

Our research looks at inequalities in living standards, education, health and other outcomes. We study the role of labour market outcomes, taxes and benefits, and structural forces like globalisation in shaping trends in poverty, inequality and social mobility.

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Major challenges for education in Wales

Report
This report examines the major challenges for education in Wales, including low outcomes across a range of measures and high levels of inequality.

21 March 2024

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The menopause "penalty"

Working Paper
We estimate the effect of menopause diagnosis on employment and earnings, reliance on social safety net programs, and demand for medical care.

18 March 2024

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt

Spring Budget 2024

Collection
All our analysis of the Spring Budget 2024. Includes research, comment, explainers and more.

6 March 2024

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Self-employment and labor market risks

Working Paper
This paper finds that the self-employed are subject to larger earnings fluctuations than employees and they frequently transition into unemployment.

9 January 2024

Nice houses with city in the background

Social mobility and wealth

Presentation
IFS researchers shared findings from ESRC-funded research on social mobility and its drivers.

12 December 2023

A photo of Jeremy Hunt holding the budget box

Autumn Statement 2023

Collection
All our IFS analysis of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's Autumn Statement 2023.

22 November 2023