Households below a Minimum Income Standard: 2008/09 to 2016/17

2019-02-14T13:53:58Z (GMT) by Juliet Stone Matt Padley Donald Hirsch
This report looks at changes in the adequacy of incomes, as measured by individuals’ ability to reach the Minimum Income Standard (MIS), a measure rooted in what members of the public consider is needed for a minimum socially acceptable standard of living. This is the seventh in a series of reports monitoring the total number of individuals in the UK living below the MIS threshold, and looking in detail at the family and household characteristics of those below this threshold. This report focuses in particular on three demographic groups – children, working-age adults and pensioners – exploring how they have fared between 2008/09 and 2016/17.