Professor John Hills of the London School of Economics will contest the welfare myth of “them and us” by presenting extensive new evidence.
Professor John Hills, London School of Economics
Date and time:
Thursday 19 March 2015, 12:30 – 13:30
A light lunch will be served from 12:00
Social Market Foundation
11 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QB
Contemporary political debate in Britain appears sold on the idea that there is a clear division between a large permanently ‘welfare-dependent’ group and the rest of the population who pay taxes to support it. It’s skivers vs strivers – or those with the curtains drawn in mid-morning against ‘alarm clock Britain’.
At our next Chalk + Talk, Professor John Hills of the London School of Economics will contest this view by presenting extensive new evidence on the dynamics of people’s lives; from the rapid week-to-week changes in many people’s incomes, even those in work; through to the life cycle changes experienced by most of the population.
This event series is kindly supported by the Economic and Social Research Council.