Wealth, Assets and Inequality
The level of wealth inequality in the UK (and globally) is extremely high, and over the last decade or so attention has increasingly turned to the widening wealth gap.
CHASM’s unique contribution to research on financial risk and insecurity stems in part from its focus on wealth and assets, not just income. Our research investigates the acquisition, use, and distribution of personal wealth across different groups in society, focusing on three kinds of personal wealth in particular: pensions, property and financial savings/investments.
Monitoring Financial inclusion in the UK
Karen Rowlingson and Stephen McKay
Help to Buy: Intergenerational financial support for home ownership
Louise Overton and Julia Cook
Towards a Riches Line: Do people agree on what it means to be 'rich'?
Responsibilities, Ethics and the Financial Crisis (2012-2015)
Tom Sorell, Andrew Mullineux, Karen Rowlingson and Lindsey Appleyard
Mind the (Housing) Wealth Gap: Intergenerational justice and family welfare
Beverley Searle and Karen Rowlingson
Policy Commission on the Distribution of Wealth (2013)
Karen Rowlingson and Andy Lymer
Attitudes to inequality
Karen Rowlingson with Michael Orton of Warwick University and the National Centre for Social Research
The National Audit Office – University of Birmingham Tax Centre
Demographic change and housing wealth (DEMHOW)
Improving financial wellbeing for those on lower incomes - the Help to Save Project
Andy Lymer, Karen Rowlingson, James Gregory
Towards a savings manifesto for lower-income households (Feb-Sept 2016)
Karen Rowlingson, James Gregory and Andy Lymer
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