Universal credit and its impact on household incomes: the long and the short of it

Publication type

Research Paper

Authors

Mike Brewer, Robert Joyce, Tom Waters and Joseph Woods

Publication date

Series Number

BN248

Summary

In this research we investigate who wins and loses from universal credit, and by how much. For the first time, we also look at the effects of universal credit on people’s incomes over eight years of their lives, rather than just at a point in time.This lets us look at the impact on those that are persistently, rather than temporarily, low income.

Subjects

Households, Poverty, Welfare Benefits, Income Dynamics, Taxation and Life Course Analysis

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