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.
Research in this area covers several topics: childcare provision and mothers' behaviour in the labour market; child development and returns to education; and support for families with children through the benefit system.
This report aims to inform policy debate by providing clear evidence on the magnitude of the differences in outcomes between children and adults born at the start and end of the academic year in England.
New research published today provides fresh evidence on the extent to which their month of birth continues to affect individuals throughout their lives.
Daniela Del Boca
Gillian Walnes and Heather Boyce
This study examines the effect of a typical Anne Frank Scotland project on White-British 11 and 12 year olds.
On Monday, Child Benefit will effectively become an income-related benefit for the first time. This observation reviews the key features of this new policy, highlights unaddressed issues regarding its operation in the long run, and considers how it will fit into the wider welfare system.
This paper studies the intergenerational effects of maternal education on children's cognitive achievement, behavioural problems, grade repetition, and obesity, using matched data from the female participants of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79) and their children.
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IFS researchers have shown that whether parents are married has little or no impact on children’s emotional and educational development.
In a tough economic climate IFS looks at how households are able to cope.
IFS develops data on food prices and nutrition to build capacity for policy-relevant social science research.