Top of the charts: bad reputations, job guarantees, and the Phillips curve is back from the dead

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Incomes and Inequality

Welcome to the first edition of Top of the Charts – the Resolution Foundation’s weekend email covering the best (or worst) things we’ve been reading this week. Whether you’re a worryingly keen self-improver, or an insomniac who desperately needs something new to try, this is hopefully the email for you. We’ll be covering a broad swathe of … Continued

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What today’s household income figures tell us about 2016-17

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Incomes and Inequality

The best results can take time. We already have data for what happened to employment, prices and earnings in early 2018, but for a detailed look at household incomes the latest official data – out today – is for 2016-17. What does this release tell us about living standards, poverty and inequality back when The … Continued

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Should the Office for Budget Responsibility also forecast inequality?

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Incomes and Inequality

The strengths and weaknesses of economic forecasting are under scrutiny, perhaps like never before. How might GDP perform under different Brexit policies compared to a world with no Brexit? Is unemployment now likely to rise or fall? What will public borrowing in 2022 be? Whatever your politics, such modelling and forecasting is indispensable – so … Continued

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“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” – UK generational trends in an international context

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Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

Joni Mitchell’s lyrics may refer to her first trip to Hawaii, but they could just as easily apply to UK trends in generational living standards that the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission has uncovered. That’s particularly so in light of new analysis comparing these trends internationally. While there are huge living standards differences between high-income countries, … Continued

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Hey big spender!

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Todays’ annual Family Spending release contains the usual treasure trove of information on what UK households spent their money on last year. Households spent a lot. Average weekly spending rose (after adjusting for inflation) by 4 per cent from £533 to £554 between 2015-16 and 2016-17 – the sharpest increase for well over a decade … Continued

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