Inequality & Poverty

Inequality is a fundamental issue, extending beyond issues of living standards, income and poverty, to human rights and discrimination. Dimensions of inequality often coincide, compounding and entrenching disadvantage.

Inequitable or uneven growth is costly and counterproductive: not only does it have a negative impact on productivity, but it is harmful to personal health and wellbeing and social cohesion. Well-designed policy can lead to more equitable and inclusive economies and better opportunities for individuals.

You need robust analysis to determine how emerging policy proposals and inclusive economy strategies could affect different groups.  Our understanding of the policy process and the relationships between policy areas, combined with robust, independent analysis, equips you with the information you need to make positive decisions.

Some challenging questions we can help you answer:

Our Inequality & Poverty work

Designing an EU-wide unemployment benefits system

This study explored whether an EU-wide Unemployment Benefits System (UBS) could act as an effective fiscal stabilizer to mitigate future economic shocks.

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Inequality & Poverty blog posts

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For more information on our work in Inequality & Poverty, contact:

Chris Thoung Associate Director [email protected]