Archive for December 2011
27 December 2011
New analysis shows that the rising cost of essentials had already wiped out most of the gains in living standards made in the early 2000s by families on low and modest incomes, even before the recession began. The new report, for independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation, shows that increases in the price of food, fuel and other basics have greatly outstripped general inflation in recent years.
13 December 2011
Children in low to middle income families are already behind their most affluent peers when they start school, because of their upbringing - according to a major new study for the independent think tank, the Resolution Foundation.
The study of over 15,000 five year olds, carried out by child development experts Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook, found that children from low to middle income families were 5 months behind on vocabulary skills when they began school and exhibited more behavioural problems, compared to children in higher income families.
8 December 2011
Tenants are being let down by an unregulated lettings market, with significant upfront costs, variable fees and a lack of transparency around charges, according to a new report published today by independent think tank, the Resolution Foundation.
6 December 2011
The rise of working women has been a critical factor in raising the living standards of low to middle income households in the last 40 years, according to new research carried out by the respected Institute for Fiscal Studies for the Resolution Foundation.
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