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Carys Roberts

Report

The future is ours: women, automation and equality in the digital age

Automation – or the substitution of labour for capital – has triggered dystopian visions of mass joblessness, as well as utopian visions of a world with no work. This paper argues that automation presents an opportunity to narrow gender inequalities, and sets out four propositions...
Report

The UK in the global economy

This report argues that the United Kingdom has Europe’s most geographically unbalanced economy, with wide disparities between nations and regions, and once-thriving communities suffering economic decline. These problems are not glitches in an otherwise healthy system; they are the result of structural flaws in the...
Book

Move on up: social mobility, opportunity and equality in the 21st century

The essays in this collection shed light on the meaning of social mobility and meritocracy, challenging the usefulness of social mobility – if understood in a narrow sense of helping the ‘able’ reach the top – as a useful guiding concept for politics and policy...
Discussion paper

A wealth of difference: reforming the taxation of wealth

The UK is a wealthy nation, but that wealth is very unevenly distributed. This has negative implications for both economic prosperity and justice. These issues are set to become more important as technological change, stagnating wages and rising house prices increase the income and gains...
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Prosperity and justice: a plan for the new economy

This final report from the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice argues that the economy is not working for millions of people and needs fundamental reform. Average earnings have stagnated for more than a decade; young people are set to be poorer than their parents and...