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Benefit ‘myths’? The accuracy and inaccuracy of public beliefs about the benefits system

Ben Baumberg Geiger,  October 2016
Paper No' CASE/199: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf) | casepaper199_appendices.pdf (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Tags: benefits; social security; public attitudes; myths

The Coalition's Record on Cash Transfers, Poverty and Inequality 2010-2015

John Hills,  January 2015
Paper No' SPCCWP11: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf) | Summary (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; social policy; benefits; distributions of economic outcomes; income poverty; tax and benefit policy; wealth inequality

Were we really all in it together? The distributional effects of the UK Coalition government's tax-benefit policy changes

Paola De Agostini,  John Hills,  Holly Sutherland,  November 2014
Paper No' SPCCWP10: Full paper (pdf)
Paper copy now out of print.
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; welfare benefits and policy; pensions; deficit; reduction; cuts; fiscal; benefits; recession; crisis; coalition; tax; social policy in a cold climate; government; universal credit

Labour's Record on Cash Transfers, Poverty, Inequality and the Lifecycle 1997 - 2010

John Hills,  July 2013
Paper No' SPCCWP05: Full paper (pdf) | Summary (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; social policy; benefits; distributions of economic outcomes; income poverty; tax and benefit policy; wealth inequality

Tibor Barna: The redistributive impact of taxes and social policies in the UK: 1937-2005

Howard Glennerster,  December 2006
Paper No' CASE/115: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; income inequalities; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; income redistribution; taxation; social benefits

Helter Skelter: Families, disabled children and the benefit system

Gabrielle Preston,  February 2005
Paper No' CASE 092: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Summary:
Families report that DLA makes a significant difference, not just for the disabled child but for the whole family but when repeatedly downrated or withdrawn generates considerable fluctuations in income and high levels of stress and ill health. The report outlines issues that must be addressed if reduce poverty amongst disabled children is to be reduced.


Tags: employment and income; employment and the labour market; tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; children, families and education; children and child poverty; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; equality, capabilities and human rights; disability; health and social care; social care; appeals; benefits; disability; employment; extra costs; poverty; services; social exclusion; special needs; social inclusion; take-up; welfare rights

Recent Changes in the Distribution of the Social Wage

Tom Sefton,  December 2002
Paper No' CASE 062: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: employment and income; wealth and social mobility; wealth and assets; tax, benefits and pensions; taxation and economic policy; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; social wage; benefits in kind; redistribution; inequality; welfare spending

The Evolution of Disability Benefits in the UK: Re-weighting the basket

Tania Burchardt,  June 1999
Paper No' CASE 026: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
Tags: tax, benefits and pensions; welfare benefits and policy; poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; disability; disability benefits; welfare reform