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Inequality and poverty


The distribution of income growth lies at the heart of our work, given our focus on low and middle income households. Our work focuses on changes in inequality, the distributional impact of policy changes, and living standards trends for those towards the bottom of the income distribution.

Contacts

Adam Corlett

Senior Economic Analyst
T: 020 3372 2983
E: adam.corlett@resolutionfoundation.org

Fahmida Rahman

Research and Policy Analyst
T: 0203 372 2946
E: fahmida.rahman@resolutionfoundation.org
Events

Growth vs equality: Trade-offs or complements?

 Book launch for ‘Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It’ by Heather Boushey

Tuesday 12 November, 6-7.15pm, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster The US and UK have among the highest levels of inequality among advanced economies, and have remained stubbornly high across successive governments.…
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A good year for pay?

Five things we learned from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2019

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This morning the ONS published the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) for 2019 – the most detailed data on employee pay available, telling us about high and low…
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Publications

The benefit freeze has ended, but erosion of the social security safety net continues

Expected benefit uprating in April 2020

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Major working-age benefits will rise in cash terms in April 2020, for the first time in five years. But while the benefit freeze has now ended, its effect of significantly…
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Tackling structural inequality should sit at the heart of boosting living standards

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Tackling inequality is a long game, particularly when faced with deeply embedded structural inequalities. And understanding how structural inequality plays out across different people, places and points in time requires…
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Structurally unsound

Tackling embedded social inequality in the UK

Britain is a more inclusive and open society than it was, but structural inequalities persist. These inequalities – covering race, gender, class, sexuality and health – are not always obvious,…
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Taking stock

Report for the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Commission

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There has been a growing appreciation in recent years that living standards are determined not just by income (the flow of money into a household) but also by wealth (the…
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Mapping gaps

Geographic inequality in productivity and living standards

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Regional inequality is a hot topic, particularly since the EU referendum exposed huge voting divides between London, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the rest of the UK. This report examines…
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The generation of poverty: Poverty over the life course for different generations

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Poverty is an age-old problem, but its prevalence has shifted greatly over time. As inequality grew rapidly throughout the 1980s, relative poverty grew with it, peaking at 25 per cent…
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