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Is middle Britain middle-income Britain?

Wakefield, M.; (2003) Is middle Britain middle-income Britain? (IFS Briefing Notes BN38 ). Institute for Fiscal Studies: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

There is a strong consensus that the British general election successes of the Labour Party in 1997 and 2001 owed much to attracting and retaining support from amongst the 'middle-class' voters of 'middle Britain'. But are the supposed residents of middle Britain in the middle of the income distribution? In this briefing note, we look at where we might find the 'middle classes' in the income distribution, and at the pattern of income distribution more generally.

Type: Report
Title: Is middle Britain middle-income Britain?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/1785
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/14988
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