Pleased today to get a letter in the FT that draws on our research around the distribution of wealth, in response to a piece about whether being affluent makes you happy: it does if you include the strong relationship between negative wealth (debts) and misery.
A Huffpo piece that explores the implications of Tooley Street Research on the characteristics of people who find it hard to escape low pay over a protracted period of time. Guess what, its strongly associated with being female.
I contributed to this excellent article in today’s FT Weekend magazine on the gender gap in parliament.
In the week that Labour’s London Mayoral hopeful Tessa Jowell came out in favour of a London Minimum Wage here’s a link to a piece I published on The Staggers blog that gives more detail on how having a different rate for London is not only needed to be in line with the government’s original intention for the minimum wage but is also OK for low paid workers in the rest of the country.
Here’s a link to the FT’s new year survey of economists with predictions for 2015 – my contribution highlights the political risk of an EU referendum if the Conservatives win the general election in May.