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Professor Mike Brewer Professor of Economics, University of Essex

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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. What do we know and what should we do about inequality?

      Mike Brewer

      1. Economics
      2. Public Policy
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Savings And Assets
      5. Social Stratification


    Displaying media publications 46 - 60 of 120 in total

    1. Osborne 'faces big cuts challenge'

    2. Opinion: who will the recession hurt most?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    9. Universal credit must make work pay for single parents

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

    11. Scottish Parliamentary diary

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

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

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

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

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