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Professor Mike Brewer Director of MiSoC, University of Essex

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Email
mbrewer@essex.ac.uk
Telephone
01206 873374
Office
2N2.5A.11
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https://mikebrewereconomics.com/

Research Interests

  • labour economics, and especially evaluating the impact of labour market or welfare interventions
  • inequality, poverty and measuring household living standards

  • microsimulation and labour supply modelling, especially of families with children

  • dynamics of family formation, and impacts of parental separation

Mike's main research interests are in how welfare benefits, labour market programmes, childcare provision and the tax system affects decisions made by households. He is also interested in poverty and inequality, and ways of measuring household living standards. He has been a long-time proponent of a simpler and more integrated welfare system, and his work on an integrated benefit system has been acknowledged as having informed current government policy.

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    1. Monitoring the impact of changes to the Local Housing Allowance system of Housing Benefit - Research summary -

      Christina Beatty, Ian Cole, Ryan Powell, et al.

      1. Public Policy
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Housing Market
    2. Who gains from growth? Living standards in 2020: Report for the Resolution Foundation, prepared by Institute for Employment Research and Institute for Fiscal Studies

      Mike Brewer, Lynn Gambin, Robert Joyce, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Living Standards
      3. Income Dynamics
    3. Ending child poverty by 2020: progress made and lessons learned

      Kitty Stewart, Jonathan Bradshaw, Mark Tomlinson, et al.

      1. Young People
      2. Poverty
      3. Social Policy
    4. The IFS Green Budget: February 2012

      Stuart Adam, Mike Brewer, James Browne, et al.

    5. Developing effective ex ante social impact assessment with a focus on methodology, tools and data sources, Brussels, 17-18 November 2011: synthesis report

      Mike Brewer

      1. Law And Legislation
      2. Labour Market
      3. Social Policy
    6. Poverty and inequality in 2020: impact of changes in the structure of employment

      Mike Brewer, Andy Dickerson, Lynn Gambin, et al.

      1. Labour Market
      2. Poverty
    7. The role of informal childcare: a synthesis and critical review of the evidence

      Caroline Bryson, Mike Brewer, Luke Sibieta, et al.

      1. Older People
      2. Child Development
      3. Caregiving
    8. Why did Britain's households get richer? Decomposing UK household income growth between 1968 and 2008-09 (IFS analysis for the Resolution Foundation)

      Mike Brewer and Liam Wren-Lewis

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Household Economics
    9. Child and working-age poverty from 2010 to 2020

      Mike Brewer, James Browne, and Robert Joyce

      1. Poverty
      2. Social Policy

    Media

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    1. Universal credit pushes poor single parents into further poverty: new study for Gingerbread

    2. Working single parents will be worse off under universal credit

    3. Working single parents will be 'biggest losers' under universal credit

    4. Gingerbread report examines the effect of universal credit on single families

    5. Gingerbread: working single parents will be worse off under Universal Credit

    6. David Cameron’s flagship welfare reform was supposed to make work pay, instead he’s clobbering working parents - Reeves

    7. Universal credit must make work pay for single parents

    8. Credit crunched: single parents, universal credit and the struggle to make work pay

    9. Scottish Parliamentary diary

    10. Getting more single parents into work 'could save UK £436m a year'

    11. Spending review: single parents can play a role in growth

    12. Gingerbread calls for support to help single parents into work

    13. National media briefing...Gingerbread: charities in today's national news: getting more single parents into work could save the UK £436m a year

    14. Benefits could switch easily after Yes vote

    15. Benefits could switch easily after a Yes vote, say SNP expert group


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