United Kingdom - Income inequality documented - August 31, 2017

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has published the main findings of its research on inequality in a report: ‘Living standards, poverty and inequality: 2017’. The report includes findings on changes in inequalities between and within regions (Section 1), and what can be learnt about changes in income and the persistence of low income by examining data that follows the same people over time (Section 2). In another report, the Institute explores the intergenerational income persistence. The adult pay gap between those born into wealthier families and those from less well-off parents is widening. The average weekly income of a 42-year-old male in 2012 whose parents where in the top quintile of earners when they were 16 was around £1,300 in today's money, versus £680 for those whose parents where in the bottom quintile of earners, a gap of 88%. A 42-year-old in 2000 from a top quintile income background had an average income (again in today's money) of around £1,000 versus a bottom quintile income background of £720, a gap of 47%.

English: https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/9541

https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/9584

The report on living standards and inequality: https://www.ifs.org.uk/uploads/publications/comms ...

The report on intergenerational income gaps: https://www.ifs.org.uk/uploads/publications/wps ...   

Webpage with related publications: https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/9540

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