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Expenditure Patterns Post-Welfare Reform in the UK: Are low-income families starting to catch up? This paper finds post 1998 UK welfare reforms children in low-income families were catching up in terms of their familiesí spending in the overall areas of housing and utilities, food, clothing, leisure goods and services, and motoring and travel. The evidence also suggests reduced spending on alcohol and tobacco. Paul Gregg, Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook May 2005
Paper No' CASE 099:
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JEL Classification: I3; J18


Tags: child poverty; family expenditures; welfare reform; difference-in-difference


This paper has been published as:
Family Expenditures Post-Welfare Reform in the UK: Are Low-Income Families with Children Starting to Catch Up?, Labour Economics, 13(6): 721-746, 2006
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How Effective is the British Government's Attempt to Reduce Child Poverty? David Piachaud and Holly Sutherland
March 2000
Paper No' CASE 038:
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Tags: child poverty; tax and benefit policy; welfare-to-work


This paper has been published as Innocenti Working Paper No.77
This paper has been published as:
Reducing child poverty in Britain: An assessment of government policy 1997-2001’, Economic Journal, 111(469), 2001
This paper has been published as:
‘Child poverty in Britain and the New Labour Government’, Journal of Social Policy, 30(1), 2001