Facts and figures about UK taxes, benefits and public spending.
Income distribution, poverty and inequality.
Analysing government fiscal forecasts and tax and spending.
Analysis of the fiscal choices an independent Scotland would face.
Case studies that give a flavour of the areas where IFS research has an impact on society.
Reforming the tax system for the 21st century.
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Researchers at IFS monitor the changes in inequality across the population.
Researchers at IFS look child poverty on an ongoing basis, analysing the effectiveness of government policy designed to alleviate - and eventually abolish - child poverty.
This research will analyse existing datasets to identify the characteristics of the very poorest families, and also self-employed families. It will examine different aspects of the economic circumstances of these families, including their income, material deprivation, and other subjective measures of poverty.
This project will update the forecast of child poverty in 2010 and 2020, and set out the cost of various policies that would help the government meet its target. The project will report in time to inform Budget 2009.
By taking a life-cycle approach, starting in early childhood and moving through to compulsory schooling and beyond, this project will build a picture of the cumulative nature of educational attainment, assessing the relative importance of different factors at different stages in the lives of young people growing up in poverty.
The project will allow the IFS to conduct a national study (jointly funded by the DfES through the Centre for the Economics of Education) to look at how length of schooling and day of birth affects children's academic outcomes at the ages of 7, 11 and 14.
This project aims to explore the extent to which parental income affects smoking behaviour amongst children.
In this research we ask what differences in child development can be found between different ethnic groups.
This project asks who benefits from Child Benefit.
The project will estimate the impact of an extension of the National Minimum Wage to 16 and 17 year olds on their labour market and education choices.
This project aims to shed light on the broad question of what types of early childcare can be most helpful for what types of children and in terms of what outcomes.
The worsening record on teenage pregnancies of both Britain and the USA relative to other countries motivates a continued interest in estimating the long-term socioeconomic consequences of teenage motherhood.
How important is income in determining children's outcomes? A methodology review of econometric approaches
Policymakers have used the wide body of research evidence from around the world, which purports to show that children who grow up in poor families experience a wide range of negative outcomes, to justify large increases in benefits to families with children. The most commonly found justification for this approach has been that it serves to improve children's outcomes, both in childhood and later in life.
This project evaluates the government's Sure Start Wraparound pilot projects.
Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP)
The project evaluates the proposed Education Maintenance Allowance comparing the government's pilot areas with selected control areas.