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Older people have been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic in terms of their health and mortality, but less focus has been given to the financial impact on older adults. Using new data from the COVID-19 questionnaire of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), we investigate how ...
Press release
One in eight older workers (13%) have already changed their planned retirement age as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
IFS Working Paper W20/2
Household borrowing and spending rise with house prices, particularly for leveraged households, but household spending is not consumption.
Newspaper article
If there’s one thing that everyone in politics seems to agree on, it’s that we need to solve the housing crisis. But there "really aren’t easy solutions here."