Wrong direction: can Scotland hit its child poverty targets?

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In 2017, Members of the Scottish Parliament unanimously voted the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 into law, creating targets for the reduction of child poverty. This followed the UK government’s abandoning of its 2020 targets, and marked a welcome attempt to ensure that poverty reduction remained a policy priority north of the border. But agreeing … Continued

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The Living Standards Outlook 2019

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Detailed data about household incomes comes with a considerable lag. And while the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) produces economic forecasts for the next five years, these only tell us about averages. In this, our second dedicated Living Standards Outlook, we combine survey data, OBR forecasts, the government’s tax and benefit policies, and more, to … Continued

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Happy now? Lessons for economic policy makers from a focus on subjective well-being

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How happy are people in the United Kingdom? How satisfied are they with their lives? These questions and others are central to the well-being agenda that has been growing in prominence in economic and wider policy circles since the turn of the century. This paper, the first time the Resolution Foundation has published detailed analysis … Continued

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The Living Standards Audit 2018

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Every year the Resolution Foundation publishes an ‘audit’ of living standards in the UK. As part of this we estimate how household incomes have performed over the past year, producing a ‘nowcast’ of the figures before the official data is released. In addition this, this year we have taken a look at the under-reporting of … Continued

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