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Our working papers include policy-relevant material intended for academic publication. The series is edited by Pedro Carneiro and Ian Preston.

ISSN: 1742-0415

IFS Working Paper W20/15
Michaela Benzeval, Jon Burton, Thomas Crossley, Paul Fisher, Annette Jäckle, Hamish Low and Brendan Read
Using new data from the Understanding Society: COVID 19 survey collected in April 2020, we show how the aggregate shock caused by the pandemic affects individuals across the distribution.
IFS Working Paper W20/14
Pierre Bachas, Lucie Gadenne and Anders Jensen
Can consumption taxes reduce inequality in developing countries?
IFS Working Paper W20/13
This paper uses linked survey responses and administrative hospital records to examine the accuracy of self-reported medical diagnoses.
IFS Working Paper WP20/12
Katharina Janke, Kevin Lee, Carol Propper, Kalvinder Shields and Michael Shields
Whether population health improves or worsens with changes in macroeconomic conditions is a long-standing question. Despite a substantial literature there is no clear consensus on the answer. Some studies find evidence that recessions are good for population health (i.e. poor health is ...
IFS Working Paper W20/11
We examine changes in inequality in socio-emotional skills very early in life in two British cohorts born 30 years apart.
IFS Working Paper W20/10
The extent to which like-with like marry is particularly important for inequality as well as for the outcomes of children that result from the union.
IFS Working Paper W20/9
Many governments are considering expanding childcare subsidies to increase the labour force participation of parents (especially mothers) with young children.
IFS Working Paper W20/8
Soda taxes aim to reduce excessive sugar consumption.
IFS Working Paper W20/7
Nearly one-quarter of married, fertile-age women in Sub-Saharan Africa say that they want to avoid pregnancy but are not using contraceptives.
IFS Working Paper W20/6
Individuals may be poor even if their household is not poor, because the intra-household distribution of resources may be unequal.