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On average, attending higher education increases the age 29 earnings of men by 6% and women by 26%. If we focus on the impact of graduating from higher education, these returns rise to 8% and 28%.
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Children from poorer backgrounds now have more spent on their education than do those from better-off families.
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We know that higher education provides a significant boost to earnings. But when considering future family income, other aspects matter too: how many hours graduates work, who they partner and how much tax they pay.
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The rising state pension age has affected women differently according to their characteristics and awareness of the reform.
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Our annual Green Budget looks at the issues and challenges facing Chancellor Philip Hammond as he prepares for his Budget later in October.
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Big increases in house prices compared to incomes over the last two decades mean that it is increasingly difficult for young adults to get on the housing ladder, even if they do manage to save a 10% deposit.
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In new analysis, researchers at IFS have investigated which industries, regions and types of workers would be most and least affected by increased barriers to trade with the EU under different Brexit scenarios.
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Funding for 16- to 18-year-olds and for general further education has been cut much more sharply than funding for schools, pre-school or higher education.
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The government’s Fair Funding Review for councils could hit inner London boroughs like Westminster but help councils in more suburban and rural parts of England. This reflects likely changes to assessments of councils’ spending needs and revenue-raising capacity.
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We estimate that public sector pay awards announced by the government will cost around £800 million per year extra compared to the 1% increases previously planned for – with the largest cost to the Department for Education and the NHS.
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Between 2009-10 and 2017-18, total school spending per pupil in England fell by about 8% in real terms, which compares with about 5% in Wales.
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The IFS, Health Foundation, King's Fund and Nuffield Trust publish analysis of funding pressures on the NHS and how public spending on health has changed relative to other services, and a review of the government's options for meeting these pressures in future.
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Evidence submitted to the Welsh Assembly Finance Committee's inquiry on preparations for the replacement of EU funding programmes after Brexit
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Older people in England, on average, hold a lot of wealth. For example, among those aged 55-64 (i.e. on the eve of retirement) median housing wealth is £185,000 and median other wealth (excluding pensions) is around £33,000. A set of new reports – funded by the IFS Retirement Savings Consortium ...
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New IFS research published by DfE shows for the first time to what extent earnings differences across university courses are down to the course itself, and to what extent they are due to differences in the students doing the courses.
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Since 2007 it has not been permitted to advertise food and drink that is high in fat, salt or sugar during children's television programmes. Evidence from Ofcom suggests that in 2016 children spent 64% of their viewing time watching programmes outside children’s programming.
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Paul Johnson, Elaine Kelly, Tom Lee, George Stoye, Ben Zaranko, Anita Charlesworth, Zoe Firth, Ben Gershlick and Toby Watt
With the older population growing rapidly, along with the numbers suffering chronic health problems, and a growing pay and drugs bill, demands on the health service will only continue to grow. Just to keep the NHS providing the level of service it does today will require us to increase spending by ...
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Barra Roantree and Kartik Vira
With the older population growing rapidly, along with the numbers suffering chronic health problems, and a growing pay and drugs bill, demands on the health service will only continue to grow. Just to keep the NHS providing the level of service it does today will require us to increase spending by ...
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The Scottish Parliament's Finance and Constitution Committee is seeking views on how EU funding for agriculture, economic development and innovation may be replaced after Brexit. IFS researchers Nicolo Bird and David Phillips have submitted evidence.