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Measuring Inequality

There's nothing natural about inequality

How much does a person’s wealth depend on how wealthy their parents are? How much of any link between the two is due to naturally inherited talent, and how much is due to direct transfers of wealth and the conditions in which a child is raised? These are important questions but can be quite difficult to answer. There is surprisingly little research on the transmission of wealth from one generation to the next.

Inequality Rising

Anyone reading a paper or tuning into the news this week will have been hard pressed to miss the stories on child poverty. With new figures out this week numerous organisations and commentators had predicted a large rise in the figure. In reality child poverty has remained flat over the past year.

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