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Policymakers around the world are concerned that workers aren't saving enough for retirement. But the UK is the only country to have completed a nationwide roll-out of a policy requiring all private sector employers to auto-enrol workers in a pension.
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Paul Johnson, Elaine Kelly, Tom Lee, George Stoye, Ben Zaranko, Anita Charlesworth, Zoe Firth, Ben Gershlick and Toby Watt
On 5 July this year the NHS will be 70. In all its 70 years it has rarely been far from the headlines. It has been through more than its fair share of reforms, crises and funding ups and downs. Over that period, the amount we spend on it has risen inexorably. Yet, today, concerns about the adequacy ...
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Jonathan Cribb, Andrew Hood and Robert Joyce
This paper summarises a working paper estimating the effects of entering the labour market when the economy is weak on subsequent living standards using consistent long-running household survey data from the UK.
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This report summary relates to the report, Living standards, poverty and inequality: 2017.
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This report summary relates to the report, Living standards, poverty and inequality: 2017.
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This paper exploits the gradual roll-out of the obligation for employers to enrol their employees into a pension to estimate its effect on how much is saved in workplace pensions for private sector employees.
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This Executive Summary accompanies a new IFS working paper which uses administrative data to measure how the earnings of English graduates around 10 years into the labour market vary with gender, institution attended, subject and socioeconomic background.
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This report reviews and appraises the Fiscal Framework Agreement, with a particular focus on this issue of block grant adjustment.
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Gemma Tetlow
The last 50 years has seen a dramatic increase in pensioner incomes and decline in pensioner poverty rates. But what are the prospects for the future? This Round-Up, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, draws together the key findings from a programme of work led by the IFS which looked ...
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This research summary provides a nuanced review of recent analysis of the impact of microfinance.
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Britta Augsburg, Bet Caeyers and Francisco Oteiza
Researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) are working on a number of sanitation evaluation studies, two of them in India (in the states of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu) and one in Nigeria (in Enugu and Ekiti). In this short review the authors discuss the types of sanitation interventions ...
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In this note, the authors provide evidence indicating that extended families are important in this context, before demonstrating that it is vital to understand their effects on household well-being, and that there is a role for government intervention. The authors further summarise work undertaken ...
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Andrew Hood and Robert Joyce
This summary is based on a report from the IFS, which compares and contrasts the economic circumstances of individuals currently aged between their mid-30s and mid-70s.
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Daniel Chandler and Gemma Tetlow
This report summary is drawn from IFS research that was carried out as part of a programme of work examining the outlook for poverty and living standards in older age.
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Early childhood is a period of rapid growth and development, which lays the foundations for later life, but it is also a period in which children are at their most vulnerable. Poverty, poor nutrition and under-stimulating and unhygienic surroundings, which affect millions of children in developing ...
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This note summarises the results of two related research projects. With funding from the ESRC through its Secondary Data Analysis Initiative, and the Nuffield Foundation, Jo Blanden (University of Surrey), Emilia Del Bono (University of Essex), Kirstine Hansen (Institute of Education), Sandra ...
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Rowena Crawford, Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow
In this report summary, we outline key findings of a new IFS working paper which uses detailed data on households’ histories of employment, earnings and contributions to the National Insurance (NI) system to examine the degree of intragenerational redistribution achieved by the UK state pension ...
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Welcome to the second edition of the CAYT digest.
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Welcome to the first edition of the CAYT digest.
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Mike Brewer, James Browne and David Phillips
As part of a report produced by Barnardo's, we modelled three reforms to the tax credit system.