Incomes, Work & Poverty Archive

Meeting Scotland’s child poverty reduction targets


This project looks at the relative effectiveness of childcare, employability programmes and social security levers in achieving the child poverty reduction targets

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Housing costs and child poverty


This project utilise the IPPR tax-benefit model to model the effects, at a household level, of changes to housing policy, accounting for the complexities in the benefit system.

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Exploring the frontiers of microsimulation


Tax-benefit microsimulation modelling is a well-established technique used in many countries around the world for estimating the fiscal, distributional and poverty effects of policy change in the tax and benefit system

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Providing advice on building a dynamic microsimulation modelling for non-communicable diseases


The Health Foundation REAL Centre is working with the University of Liverpool to build a dynamic microsimulation model of non-communicable diseases to allow analysis of future demand for healthcare.

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Assessing the impact on poverty of changes to the Local Housing Allowance


This will provide the first definitive view of the impact that the changes to the Local Housing Allowance over the past decade have had on poverty

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Work incentives in the tax and benefit system


This project will identify where, and why, work incentives remain poor for so many people by conducting a comprehensive study of work incentives throughout the tax and benefit system

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Social Media, Youth and Consumption of Cultural Spaces (LOCUS)


LOCUS explores young people’s interactions with cultural spaces through the lens of social media consumption. This project investigates to what extent young people’s social media consumption transforms cultural spaces to “performative spaces” and how young people’s engagement with such spaces enacts their digital identities.

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The Big Life Group – Multi Modal Practitioner (MMP) evaluation


In partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Barrow Cadbury Trust, PERU researchers are undertaking a qualitative study on the views and experiences of participants in the Chance to Change pilots.

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Doing gig work: Social implications of platform-based food deliveries


This research aims to study the platform-based gig economy and its reconfiguration of urban spaces by investigating the management, solidarity and resistance of cycle couriers in three European cities: Manchester, Lyon (France) and Cluj-Napoca (Romania).

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Modelling the effects of the tax and benefit system


PERU maintains and develops the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) Tax-Benefit Model, which is a tax-benefit microsimulation model used by the IPPR, Resolution Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, New Economics Foundation, and Legatum Institute.

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Modelling the economic impacts of a Citizen’s Basic Income in Scotland


The aim of this project was to estimate the economic impacts if a Citizen’s Basic Income were implemented throughout Scotland.

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European Cohort Development Project (ECDP)


The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) is a Design Study which will create the specification and business case for a European Research Infrastructure that will provide, over the next 25 years, comparative longitudinal survey data on child and young adult well-being.

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Doing Gig Work – Illustrated Material Published


Publication aims to raise awareness about the platform-based gig economy

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Policy failure or f***up: homelessness and welfare reform in England


Homelessness and welfare reform in England

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In-work progression


Response to Department for Work and Pensions call for evidence and good practice on in-work progression.

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Modelling the Economic Impact of a Citizen’s Basic Income in Scotland


A report, co-authored by researchers from the Fraser of Allander Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University and IPPR Scotland, looks at the costs and benefits of implementing a basic income in Scotland and the channels through which it may impact upon the economy.

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How Could Brexit Affect Poverty in the UK?


This briefing analyses Brexit’s potential impact on families in poverty, along with other forces that could help or hinder efforts to solve UK poverty.

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Globalisation and sticky prices: ‘con’ or conundrum


With reference to a case study which illustrates the existence of segmented markets and international price discrimination, this paper develops a theoretical model of comparative advantage in which domestic prices may be sticky.

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How to Run the Country Manual


The step-by-step guide to running Great Britain

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