Robert Joyce

Robert Joyce

Associate Director


MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2011
BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1st Class), University of Oxford, 2008

Robert is an Associate Director at the IFS and runs the Income, Work and Welfare sector. He is an editor of the annual IFS Green Budget. His main research interests are income distribution and the design and effects of the tax and benefit system.


Poverty and low pay in the UK: the state of play and the challenges ahead

| Observations

The nature of low income in the UK has changed radically. The problem of low pay for those in work is increasingly dominating the domestic policy agenda. To mark the end of a programme of research funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, we are setting out and discussing the latest evidence on poverty in the UK and in particular the challenges posed by the rise of in-work poverty. This observation summarises the key points.

Find out more