Analysis and action on living standards
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Focusing on the links between the labour market and mental health outcomes, this report examines how young people have fared throughout the pandemic period.
The Resolution Foundation is an independent think-tank focused on improving living standards for those on low to middle incomes. We work across a wide range of economic and social policy, combining our core purpose with a commitment to analytical rigour.
In this report, we examine the impact of the third lockdown on the labour market, and ask what the crisis having dragged on for almost a whole year means for its effects. We also make recommendations for the future path of policy, both to address those effects and to successfully phase out support as the economy reopens.
This report provides some of the first evidence on how the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on households has differed across the UK, France and Germany.
The Resolution Foundation calculates the real Living Wage – a voluntary hourly pay rate that is based on what families need to get by. The current national rate is:
Read our latest reports on education leavers during the crisis, lockdown living conditions, negative equity risks and income support schemes.
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Want to find out how much pay has grown since the financial crisis? Or which generation had it best when it comes to housing costs? We make some of our living standards datasets available online for the public to explore.
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