Why Did Britain's Households Get Richer? Decomposing UK Household Income Growth between 1968 and 2008-09

Institute for Fiscal Studies Briefing Note 125

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Mike Brewer

Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

Liam Wren-Lewis

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Average UK household income has almost doubled in real terms over the past forty years. This report asks 'From where has the growth in household income come?' and answers this by documenting and analysing the various factors that have contributed to this growth.

Suggested Citation

Brewer, Mike and Wren-Lewis, Liam, Why Did Britain's Households Get Richer? Decomposing UK Household Income Growth between 1968 and 2008-09 (2011). Institute for Fiscal Studies Briefing Note 125. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2659213 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2659213

Mike Brewer

Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) ( email )

7 Ridgmount Street
London, WC1E 7AE
United Kingdom

Liam Wren-Lewis (Contact Author)

Paris School of Economics (PSE) ( email )

48 Boulevard Jourdan
Paris, 75014 75014
France

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