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Reports provide in-depth coverage of findings from substantive research with long-term policy relevance. They are aimed at non-specialists, as well as academics.
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FINISH - Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health - is a joint undertaking of a wide range of actors that came together to address the challenges of micro finance, insurance and sanitation and health.
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As Chancellor George Osborne prepares for his keynote statement on fiscal policy and the economy the IFS Green Budget assesses some of the issues he will have to deal with.
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This report looks at the level of wealth and the rate of saving of households in the UK on the eve of the global economic crisis.
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A Tax Law Review Committee discussion paper considering tax policy making in the UK
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Robert Joyce, Alastair Muriel, David Phillips and Luke Sibieta
In this Commentary, we assess the changes to average incomes, inequality and poverty that have occurred since 1979, with a particular focus on the changes that have occurred in the latest year of data (2008-09) and since 1996-97.
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IFS researchers highlight some of the trade-offs that would be involved in reforming the current system of fees and loans applying to full-time undergraduate study
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This Commentary documents in some detail how children's cognitive and social development differs between married and cohabiting parents, and provides a preliminary assessment of the extent to which such differences might be due to a causal effect of marriage itself.
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Haroon Chowdry, Ellen Greaves and Luke Sibieta
IFS researchers assess the rationale for a pupil premium and offer an empirical analysis of how such a scheme might operate in practice and affect school finances.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Jonathan Shaw
As the Government and Opposition alike ponder how best to repair Britain's battered public finances, the Green Budget looks at some of the salient economic issues.
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This report provides a description of the first wave of household data collected for a randomised field experiment in Bosnia.
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Andrew Leicester, Cormac O'Dea and Zoe Oldfield
This Commentary examines detailed trends in expenditure patterns between 1995 and 2007, with a particular focus on the pensioner population.
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This report describes a scoping study to understand more about the nature of the 'costs of compliance' that claimants of social security benefits and (personal) tax credits incur, and discusses possible ways of measuring such costs.
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This Commentary provides an assessment of the number of individuals likely to be affected by forthcoming reforms to private pensions.
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Mike Brewer, Alastair Muriel, David Phillips and Luke Sibieta
This Commentary assesses the latest changes to average incomes, inequality and poverty.
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A Tax Law Review Committee discussion paper considering the ways in which tax avoidance has been tackled and could be tackled in the UK.
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Mike Brewer, James Browne, Robert Joyce and Holly Sutherland
The 2008 Pre-Budget Report (PBR) said that 'the Government will take stock of progress towards its 2010 and 2020 child poverty target in the [2009] Budget'. As background to that exercise, this paper updates our previous analysis of the prospects for child poverty in the UK in 2010-11 and 2020-21.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson, David Miles and Jonathan Shaw
The Green Budget argues that 20 billion pounds of further tax increases or spending cuts may be needed by the end of the next Parliament if the public finances are to improve as the Treasury hoped in last year's Pre-Budget Report.
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Andrew Leicester, Cormac O'Dea and Zoe Oldfield
This Commentary looks at the inflation experience (based on the RPI) for different groups of households, focusing in particular on pensioner households.
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This report provides an in-depth description of the first wave of household data collected for a randomised field experiment to measure the impact of microcredit on poverty reduction among poor rural women in Mongolia.
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This report makes use of newly linked administrative data to better understand the determinants of participation in HE - and participation in high status universities - amongst those facing socio-economic disadvantage, those from poorly educated families and ethnic minorities.