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Poverty and inequality in Britain: 2006

Authors: Mike Brewer , Alissa Goodman , Jonathan Shaw and Luke Sibieta
Date: 13 March 2006
Type: Report, C101
DOI: 10.1920/co.ifs.2006.0101


This Commentary provides an update on trends in poverty and inequality in Great Britain, based on the latest official government statistics. It uses the same approach to measuring incomes and poverty in Great Britain as the government employs in its Households Below Average Income (HBAI) publication.

For further analysis, see also:

Initial analysis of HBAI figures

Lone parents and tax credits

Click here to access data on living standards, poverty and inequality since 1961 and to view our other annual reports on the topic.

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