Economic advantage and disadvantage

Through our Economic Advantage and Disadvantage programme we fund research and innovation projects in five broad areas: 

  • work and income
  • wealth, savings, and debt
  • consumption and living standards
  • tax and welfare, and
  • the distribution of any of these (between individuals, households, generations, regions, etc.), and examination of the way they are related.

We are interested in the distribution of all aspects of individual and household economic well-being, from poverty and benefits to wealth and savings.

We are also interested in the factors that drive them, from labour markets to tax policies.

Finally, we are interested in work that looks at the causal role played by economic disadvantage and advantage on both economic and non-economic outcomes.   

Details of individual projects in each of these areas, including their outputs where available, can be found by clicking on the relevant link in the Our work in this area section of this page.

Full details about the priorities and criteria for our Economic Advantage and Disadvantage funding programme, along with information about the application process is available in the apply for funding section.