Social Policy in a Cold Climate
This project was designed to examine the effects of the major economic and political changes in the UK since 2007, particularly their impact on the distribution of wealth, poverty, inequality and social mobility. It was in two parts:
- Analysis of policies and spending decisions from the last Labour government, including the beginning of the financial crisis.
- Analysis of policies and spending decisions made by the Coalition government since May 2010.
For each of the two parts, the project had four main strands (links take you to the CASE website):
London schools' success
Social mobility and educational attainment
The Coalition's Social Policy Record: Policy Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015
Labour's Social Policy Record: Policy, Spending and Outcomes
- IFS Green Budget
- Smoking: behavioural economics and public policy
- Designing a 21st Century Business Profit Tax
- Redistribution and insurance across the lifecycle
- Is the winter fuel payment counter-productive to energy policy?
- Responses to changes in marginal tax rates for high earners
- How the tax and benefit system relates to ageing and care