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.
Funded by: Nuffield Foundation
Date started: 09 September 2009
This study will combine a literature review with secondary analysis to draw together good quality evidence about 'informal childcare' and to highlight the gaps in that evidence. It will focus on: the reasons why different families use various configurations of 'informal childcare' and the effect, if any, of recent government policies; the evidence to support the promotion or discouragement of 'informal childcare' because of outcomes for children and their families; and whether there is a role for state intervention in the 'informal childcare' market.
The project is run by Caroline Bryson and Mike Brewer, with input from Ivana La Valle, Sarah Butt and Cathy Coshall from the National Centre for Social Research. It is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
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