Monday, November 24, 2014

The truth about UK living standards since the crisis -

The truth about UK living standards since the crisis -

An analysis of UK income statistics.

"Come next year’s UK election, bread and butter issues of living standards will displace Europe and immigration from the top of the public debate. The problem is that there are so many different comparisons and data sources that many contradictory claims are true. Few will be both true and fair. Here, then, is a guide to British living standards since the crisis, which avoids cherry-picking data and the cop out of saying that results are all too uncertain and complicated to conclude anything"

One additional area of interest is the contrast between the UK, the US and the Euro area.  The UK has had a fall in real wages and relatively healthy employment growth. For the US, though the economy has been stronger overall, employment and wages have been higher.  I need to look at the Euro area to complete the picture.

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