Rowena Crawford
Rowena Crawford
Senior Research Economist

BA (Hons) Economics (1st), Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 2008

Rowena is a Senior Research Economist in the Pensions and Public Finance sector. Her research interests include pensions and saving for retirement, while her recent work also includes analysis of the UK public finances and public spending.

Inheritances have not increased wealth inequality among older households

| IFS Press Releases

Inheritances and large gifts received by English individuals born between the 1920s and 1950s do not appear to have increased the degree of inequality in their wealth holdings. This is the main finding of new IFS research, published today as part of English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) Wave 6 Report, and funded by the IFS Retirement Saving Consortium with support from the Economic and Social Research Council. ELSA is funded by the National Institute of Aging in the US and a consortium of UK government departments.

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