|Date:||12 January 2011|
|Authors:||Mike Brewer , James Browne and Wenchao (Michelle) Jin|
The Universal Credit will dramatically change the welfare system for working-age adults. If successful, it will make the welfare system more effective and coherent. But it will create winners and losers in the process: couples with children will gain from it and, when transitional protection expires, lone parents will lose. This is one of the key findings of a preliminary analysis funded by the ESRC and published today by the IFS.