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Poverty and inequality in 2020: impact of changes in the structure of employment

Mike Brewer, Andy Dickerson, Lynn Gambin, Green, Green, Robert Joyce and Rob Wilson
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This report quantifies the likely impact on the distribution of income (and in particular, measures of poverty and inequality) of projected changes in the structure of the labour market over this decade.

It combines micro-simulation techniques developed at IFS to model changes in household incomes with forecasts of the structure of employment produced by the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick.

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Politicians often say they want to see income inequality or poverty fall. The current fiscal climate, and the government's aim to eliminate the budget deficit mostly through spending cuts, constrain the scope for additional large-scale fiscal redistribution in the near future. It is therefore ...