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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Poverty and Inequality Analyses

Paul Krugman emails a follow-up to the discussion on poverty and inequality in his recent column, and in the discussion in the post below this one. Here are links to the analyses for the UK:

You might also want to provide the sources for poverty and inequality analyses. ...[H]ere they are:

Poverty analysis:

New policy institute: http://www.npi.org.uk/reports/mpse%202006.pdf


Institute for fiscal studies: http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications.php?publication_id=3575

The reason Britain's an interesting case is that there has been a real shift in policy, from Thatcherism to an attempt to revive the welfare state after a period of conservative ideological dominance. Continental Europe is less of a useful model because it never had a Thatcher and never had a surge in inequality.

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