Report on differences in age, satisfaction in life and incomes of people in the UK and Germany.
Briefing that identifies workers in Britain today who earn the minimum wage and less than the living wage. It describes the incidence of low wage work by gender, full or part-time employment, region, occupation, industrial sector and level of education. Data in this briefing is taken from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2010 micro data except for the detailed breakdown by education which is taken from the Labour Force Survey 2010.
Report that assesses how much social housing tenants could be described as "socially excluded‟ in 2000, and whether and if so, how and by how much this had changed by 2011.
It explores how much any change in the social exclusion of social housing residents can be attributed to housing and regeneration policies, and how much to other factors, including broader housing and social exclusion policy, and economic and social change.
This report provides an independent review of the evidence about the impact of inequality, paying particular attention to the evidence and arguments put forward in 'The Spirit Level' by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett (2009). Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in October 2011.
Report that focuses on the role of conformity with social norms and concern with relative income in the decision to supply unpaid care for parents.
A 2011 update of the minimum income standard for the United Kingdom, based on what members of the public think people need for an acceptable minimum standard of living.
The report shows:
• What incomes different family types require in 2011 to meet the minimum standard
• How much the cost of a minimum household budget has risen since the last update in 2010.
This publication presents annual estimates of the proportion and number of children, working age adults and pensioners living in low income households in Scotland and the distribution of household income across Scotland.
The estimates are used to monitor progress towards UK and Scottish Government targets to reduce poverty and income inequality. The data published for the first time here are for the financial year April 2009 to March 2010.
JRF's annual update, based on what members of the public think people need to achieve a socially acceptable standard of living.
Over time, changes in prices alter the cost of a minimum standard of living, and changes in social norms will change the 'minimum' that is required. This study considers both of these elements, and updates the budgets to April 2010.
The study reveals:
This paper provides some basic facts about the five main benefits that make up, or add to, the income of the approximately five million out-of-work working-age adults to help inform the debate on public spending cuts.
* Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA);
* Income Support (IS);
* the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA);
* Incapacity Benefit (IB); and
* and Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
As part of the Forum set up by Ministers to develop a National Food and Drink Policy, a group has met to consider issues related with food affordability, food access and food security. The group has reviewed existing evidence on these issues and has developed a series of proposals which it feels could be taken ahead in Scotland.