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Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2008

Brewer, M.; Muriel, A.; Phillips, D.; Sibieta, L.; (2007) Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2008. (IFS Commentaries C105 ). Institute for Fiscal Studies: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

In this Commentary, we assess the changes to average incomes, inequality and poverty that have occurred under the first 10 years of the Labour government, with a particular focus on the changes that have occurred in the latest year of data. This analysis is based upon the latest figures from the DWP's Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series, published on 10 June 2008 (Department for Work and Pensions, 2008c). The HBAI series takes household income as its measure of living standards and is derived from the Family Resources Survey, a survey of around 28,000 households in the United Kingdom that asks detailed questions about income from a range of sources.

Type: Report
Title: Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2008
ISBN-13: 9781903274538
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/4258
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/14846
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