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Why did Britain's households get richer? Decomposing UK household income growth between 1968 and 2008-09 (IFS analysis for the Resolution Foundation)

Mike Brewer and Liam Wren-Lewis
Briefing note

Average UK household income has almost doubled in real terms over the past forty years. This report asks 'From where has the growth in household income come?' and answers this by documenting and analysing the various factors that have contributed to this growth.