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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
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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