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These reports and working papers are written by IFS staff but published by other organisations.
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Rachael Archer, John Higton, Luke Sibieta and Imran Tahir
The Social Mobility Commission investigated the drivers of socio-economic differences in post-16 course choices and their likely social mobility consequences.
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James Banks, Daisy Fancourt and Xiaowei Xu
This paper summarises and discusses the emerging evidence on the mental health consequences of COVID-19.
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Aligning tax rates between employees and the self-employed would reduce inequity while encouraging entrepreneurial risk-taking, says Stuart Adam, senior research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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Pierre Bachas, Anne Brockmeyer and Camille Semelet
This paper measures the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis and the resulting lockdown on formal firms in Honduras, using monthly value-added tax records for January 2018 to August 2020.
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Article for Public Finance magazine on the implications of the 2020 Spending Review
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Chapter 7 of Measuring the Economy, written by IFS Deputy Director Robert Joyce and edited by Jonathan Athow and Joe Grice.
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This paper asks when a wealth tax would in principle be a desirable part of the tax system, setting aside the practicalities and politics that would be crucial in reality.
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This paper explores the challenges and constraints around fiscal stimulus measures in lower-income countries, and in the context of a global pandemic, and puts forward tax, transfer and other government spending options that offer potential for success.
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George Stoye, Ben Zaranko, Martin J Shipley, Martin McKee and Eric J. Brunner
Expanding access to health care is once again high on the US political agenda, as is concern about those who are being “left behind.” But is universal health care that is largely free at the point of use sufficient to eliminate inequalities in health care use? To explore this question, we ...
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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 ...