Briefing • 14 November 2014
Briefing 49: The poorest 80% of the UK population have seen their share of incomes fall since 1979
The richest are steadily pulling away from everybody else
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Explaining the data
This chart is taken from Professor John Hills’s book 'Good Times, Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us' published by ‘Policy Press’ in November 2014 The figures are taken from earlier analyses by Jenkins SP and Cowell F 'Dwarfs and Giants in the 1980s: Trends in UK income distribution' (1993) and Adams N, Carr J, Collins J, Johnson G and Matejic P, Households Below Average Income: An analysis of the income distribution, 1994/95 to 2010/11(2012).
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