The Living Standards Audit 2018

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Incomes and Inequality

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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Opportunities Knocked? Exploring pay penalties among the UK’s ethnic minorities

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Incomes and Inequality

Over the past two decades ethnic minority groups have made substantial gains in relation to education and employment. The share of ethnic minority men and women with degrees has overtaken that of white men and women. Employment levels have also gone up. Between 1996-97 and 2016-17 the employment rate among black and Pakistani/Bangladeshi men grew … Continued

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London Stalling: Half a century of living standards in London

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To conclude our current project on devolved cities we finish with the city with the longest history of devolved government: London. We find that, far from being a different country that has pulled even further away from the rest of the UK since the financial crisis, London’s post-crisis recovery has been remarkable similar to that … Continued

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A new generational contract: the final report of the Intergenerational Commission

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Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

The Intergenerational Commission was convened by the Resolution Foundation to explore questions of intergenerational fairness that have risen up the national agenda. This report contains the Commission’s conclusions, drawing on a deep and wide-ranging examination of the experiences and prospects of different generations in Britain. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the intergenerational challenges the … Continued

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The new wealth of our nation: the case for a citizen’s inheritance

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Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

The Intergenerational Commission has identified two major trends affecting young adults today, beside the weak performance of their incomes and earnings, which barely featured in political debate for much of the 20th century. The first is that risk is being transferred from firms and government to families and individuals, in their jobs, their pensions and … Continued

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The Living Standards Outlook 2018

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Incomes and Inequality

In this report, our first dedicated Living Standards Outlook, we explore the prospects for household incomes and inequalities over the next five years. Our annual Living Standards Audit, due to be published in the summer, will focus on historical trends in living standards. This report projects forwards the real spending power of typical households and the distribution … Continued

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