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CASE Paper
The income distribution in the UK: A picture of advantage and disadvantage
Stephen P Jenkins
February 2015
Paper No' CASE/186:
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JEL Classification: D31; I32


Tags: inequality; poverty; affluence; income distribution; united kingdom

This paper describes the UK income distribution and how it has evolved over the last 50 years. It also includes some comparisons with the income distributions of other rich countries. Multiple perspectives on the distribution are provided: there is evidence about real income levels and inequality, and the prevalence of affluence and of poverty.