In this update of our original spending choices briefing we find that meeting deficit reduction targets is now much more dependent on greater productivity growth than has so far been assumed
Drawing on new data from the Millennium Cohort Study, this briefing provides evidence that academic quality is far from the main driver in parental choice of schools, particularly among low income households.
Professor Anand Menon of King's College London will discuss Britain's strained relationship with the EU at our latest ESRC sponsored Chalk + Talk session
Dr Claire Crawford of the University of Warwick and IFS will discuss Socio-economic differences in university participation.
SMF Research Director Nigel Keohane analyses today’s health and social care policy announcements by Andy Burnham and Ed Miliband. He finds Labour’s plans raise big concerns #labnhsplan
SMF Director Emran Mian responds to analysis of our new school choice research in today’s edition of The Times.
SMF Economist Katie Evans examines the implications of today’s inflation and house price figures on households incomes, particular those who don’t own their own home.
SMF Director Emran Mian wonders if we’re back to business as usual after the tragic events in Paris or if there are wider implications for our politics visible in the response of the UK public.
SMF Research Director Nigel Keohane examines the news that a private healthcare provider will cease to run Hinchingbrooke NHS trust. He argues that this raises a number of important questions about how the market in health services does and should operate.