Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2013: JRF
- Over the four years to 2011/12 median income fell by an unprecedented 8 per cent
- Alongside the 13 million people in poverty in 2011/12 are a further two million with incomes that would have been low enough to count as poverty in 2007/08
- Of the 13 million people in poverty around 6.7 million were in a family where someone worked.
Low-wage earners: Eurostat
- One out of six employees in the EU27 was a low-wage earner in 2010
- The proportion of low-wage earners among employees amounted to 17.0% in 2010 in the EU27
- In the EU27 in 2010, 21.2% of female employees were low-wage earners, compared with 13.3% of male employees
- In the EU27 in 2010, 29.0% of employees with a low education level were low-wage earners, compared with 19.3% of those with a medium level and 5.8% of those with a high level.
Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2012 – IFS
- Over the past fifty years, average household net incomes have grown by about 1.7% per year in inflation-adjusted terms
- Average private incomes started falling in 2008-09
- Average household pre-tax-and-benefit income fell over 7% between 2007-08 and 2010-11, after accounting for inflation
- Income inequality in the UK fell sharply in 2010–11.