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Recessions, income inequality and the role of the tax and benefit system

Andrew Hood
Presentation

1.The effects of past recessions on living standards


•What explains their different impacts on income inequality?
•What is the role of the tax and benefit system?


2.The protection households have against the next recession


•To what extent will the tax and benefit system help different groups?
•How will working-age benefit changes being rolled out affect that?