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Our working papers include policy-relevant material intended for academic publication. The series is edited by Pedro Carneiro and Ian Preston.

ISSN: 1742-0415

IFS Working Paper W20/20
Making lumpy human capital investments is difficult, particularly since returns may accrue with a significant time lag.
IFS Working Paper W20/19
In 2019, the employment rate among 25- to 64-year-olds in the UK reached 80% – the highest on record, and considerably higher than the 76% rate recorded shortly before the Great Recession.
IFS Working Paper W20/18
We analyse the pattern of work and other labour market states, such as unemployment and out-of-labour-force, over the life course, by making use of a long retrospective panel of older Europeans.
IFS Working Paper W20/17
We characterize inflation dynamics during the Great Lockdown using scanner data covering millions of transactions for fast-moving consumer goods in the United Kingdom.
IFS Working Paper IFS Working Paper W20/16
Mental health in the UK worsened substantially as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic – by 8.1% on average and by much more for young adults and for women which are groups that already had lower levels of mental health before Covid-19.
IFS Working Paper W20/15
Michaela Benzeval, Jon Burton, Thomas Crossley, Paul Fisher, Annette Jäckle, Hamish Low and Brendan Read
Using new data from the Understanding Society: COVID 19 survey collected in April 2020, we show how the aggregate shock caused by the pandemic affects individuals across the distribution.
IFS Working Paper W20/14
Pierre Bachas, Lucie Gadenne and Anders Jensen
Can consumption taxes reduce inequality in developing countries?
IFS Working Paper W20/13
This paper uses linked survey responses and administrative hospital records to examine the accuracy of self-reported medical diagnoses.
IFS Working Paper WP20/12
Katharina Janke, Kevin Lee, Carol Propper, Kalvinder Shields and Michael Shields
Whether population health improves or worsens with changes in macroeconomic conditions is a long-standing question. Despite a substantial literature there is no clear consensus on the answer. Some studies find evidence that recessions are good for population health (i.e. poor health is ...
IFS Working Paper W20/10
The extent to which like-with like marry is particularly important for inequality as well as for the outcomes of children that result from the union.