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While the Foundation focuses on UK living standards, our work also draws on cross-country income trends, and policy solutions that have worked – or come unstuck – in other countries.

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James Smith

James Smith

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T: 0203 372 2956
E: james.smith@resolutionfoundation.org
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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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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…
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Cross countries: international comparisons of intergenerational trends

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Public concerns about young people’s living standards are shared across high-income countries. This report compares the UK’s generational living standards challenges with those of other high-income economies, focusing on trends…
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Jobs, the rise of Trump and the dangers of fatalism

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Even for those not based in the US, it’s been hard to avoid a long weekend of an inauguration, marches, facts and alternative facts. But today Donald Trump settles into…
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You’re hired! Lessons for President Trump from a comparison of living standards and inequality in the US and the UK

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This report sets out how, despite moving in step politically of late, the US and the UK economies have had somewhat different economic experiences since the financial crisis. The most…
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In the swing of things: what does Donald Trump’s victory tell us about America?

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Post-election analysis has highlighted the importance of demographic, economic and cultural factors in the US election result. In this slide pack we consider why different parts of America voted as…
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Four decades of discontent Trumps a strong 2015 for US jobs and pay in the race to the White House

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Election post-mortems are dangerous things. Nearly as dangerous as elections themselves for the mental well-being of those involved. The biggest danger follows election results that few predicted – where immediate…
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Elephants, globalisation, and why we shouldn’t let domestic policy makers off the hook on living standards

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From political rallies to university seminars, it is becoming fashionable to say that globalisation has led to stagnant living standards for working and middle classes of the developed world, leaving…
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Examining an elephant: globalisation and the lower middle class of the rich world

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The UK’s vote to leave the EU, the US presidential election and proposed free trade deals have all prompted renewed debate about the winners and losers of globalisation. The two…
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