Readership: Academics, researchers, and students of social and public policy, sociology, and economics. Policy-makers in central government, and serious lay readers.
John Hills, STICERD, London School of Economics
Part 1: Income inequality and poverty in Britain
2: Income inequality in the UK: extent and trends
3: Poverty, deprivation, and exclusion
4: Why has the income distribution changed?
5: Income dynamics and social mobility
Part 2: The impact of policy
6: Social spending and the boundaries between public and private sectors
7: Tax and welfare
8: Distribution and redistribution
Part 3: Where do we go from here?
9: New Labour, welfare, and distribution
10: Constraints and pressures
11: Conclusions: The spending pit or the tax pendulum?