Inequality is a fundamental issue, extending beyond issues of living standards, income and poverty, to human rights and discrimination. Dimensions of inequality often coincide, compounding and entrenching disadvantage.
Inequitable or uneven growth is costly and counterproductive: not only does it have a negative impact on productivity, but it is harmful to personal health and wellbeing and social cohesion. Well-designed policy can lead to inclusive growth and better opportunities for individuals.
You need robust analysis to determine how emerging policy proposals, made in response to issues such as in-work poverty, could affect different groups.
Our understanding of the policy process and the relationships between policy areas, combined with robust, independent analysis, equips you with the information you need to make positive decisions.
Some challenging questions we can help you answer:
- How are the costs and benefits of growth shared? e.g. between: different areas, firms versus workers, different ages, different circumstances, different generations.
- How do decarbonisation policies impact on poorer households?
- How could improving gender equality in, educational attainment, participation, pay and work-life balance impact on someone’s life circumstances and on overall economic performance?
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2020 evaluation of promoting social inclusion, combatting poverty and any discrimination by the European Social Fund (Thematic Objective 09)
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Inequality & Poverty blog posts
Principal Consultant Cornelia-Madalina Suta shares three key policy areas that policymakers must consider if countries are to ‘build back better’ in a just and gender inclusive way.
We are finally seeing the light out of the pandemic tunnel. Some countries in Europe have start…
Project Manager Jen Dicks calls for a joined-up Government approach that tackles the fuel poverty and cost-of-living crisis whilst also achieving levelling up and net zero commitments. Jen argues that 2022 presents a unique opportunity for the UK to manage a green economic recove…
What is microdata and what can we use it for? This is the first blog in a case study series that explains the merits of microdata in policy analysis. This particular blog investigates over-indebtedness in the UK, using the 6th round of the Wealth and Assets Survey published by th…
Anthony Barker has crunched some numbers to reveal that measures of relative inclusion and prosperity at Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) level in England can mask important local variations.
Using the Inclusive Growth Monitor methodology at local level
The Inclusive Grow…
Viewed over 20 years there’s been little sustained improvement in poverty rates in the UK. But, how should we measure being poverty, and does how we measure it make a material difference to who is seen as in poverty?
Anthony Barker looks at the new indicator developed by the…