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Distributional effects

A central part of the IFS’s contribution to public debate is our analysis of the distributional effect of taxes and benefits, both following Budgets and in wider research. Using large household datasets together with a model of the personal tax and benefit system, IFS researchers evaluate tax and benefit changes on households across the income distribution. Recent research has begun to consider the distributional effect of policies on the basis of lifetime income, rather than annual or monthly income.

Distributional effects

Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 36, No. 3, September 2015
This article looks at the effect of the UK Coalition Government's tax and benefit changes on household incomes and work incentives.

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Stuart Adam
Senior Research Economist
Robert Joyce
Associate Director
Barra Roantree
Research Economist
Andrew Hood
Senior Research Economist
Agnes Norris Keiller
Research Economist
Tom Waters
Research Economist