Follow us
Publications Commentary Research People Events News Resources and Videos About IFS
Home Publications What a difference a day makes: inequality and the tax and benefit system from a long-run perspective

What a difference a day makes: inequality and the tax and benefit system from a long-run perspective

Barra Roantree
Presentation

This presentation was given at the RES conference 2015.

Find out more

Report
Most analysis of the impact of taxes and benefits on households is cross-sectional, with individuals classified as rich or poor, and gains and losses calculated, using a single snapshot of data. In this report, we argue the case for taking a longer-run perspective.
Press release
Almost three times as many people interact with the benefit system over an 18 year period than in a single year on average. As most analyses of benefit reforms are based on measures of individuals’ circumstances at a particular point in time, often a week or a month, they will understate the ...
Press release
Almost three times as many people interact with the benefit system over an 18 year period than in a single year on average. As most analyses of benefit reforms are based on measures of individuals’ circumstances at a particular point in time, often a week or a month, they will understate the ...