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

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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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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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