Trends in inequality, poverty and living standards

Documenting and understanding trends in poverty, inequality and living standards are key to informing policy responses to the living standards challenges the UK faces. Our research in this area has included study of: how trends in the labour market feed through to changes in the income and expenditure of different groups of households; the insurance mechanisms available to households when faced with a labour market shock, and the extent to which tax and benefit changes have explained or mitigated trends over time. Our research has also considered the trends in inequality and living standards across generations, the determinants of those trends, and the impact on inequality and living standards of wealth transfers between generations.  

Briefing Note
This briefing note provides an up-to-date and comprehensive picture of the incomes and wealth of different cohorts as they have moved through their lives.

Contacts

Robert Joyce

Robert Joyce

Associate Director

Jonathan Cribb

Jonathan Cribb

Senior Research Economist

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood

Senior Research Economist

Tom Waters

Tom Waters

Research Economist