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.
A peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing articles by academics and practitioners.
This report considers the extent to which differences in parental characteristics explain gaps in cognitive and socio-emotional development between children at older ages. It documents and explores the differences between children born to cohabiting and married couples for a range of other non-cognitve skills such as engagement in risky behaviours. It draws together and extends work showing the differences in relationship stability between cohabiting and married couples, and the extent to which these differences may play a role in explaining the gaps in cognitive and socio-emotional development between children born and raised in different family forms.