Poverty Transitions in Ireland

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This report uses Irish SILC data from 2004-2015 to examine poverty and deprivation transitions among various social risk groups – groups experiencing an increased risk of poverty due to non-class personal or family factors. Social risk groups include: lone parents, people with a disability, young adults, children, working-age adults and older adults.

The report examines entry and exit rates into deprivation and poverty as well as the incidence of consistent poverty and deprivation. The relationship between poverty and deprivation is investigated and a modest overlap between the two is found. It also examines how different groups were affected at different times (pre and post-recession). Finally, an additional contribution of the paper is to examine the severity of attrition in the data, which leads to substantially reduced sample sizes and a slight underrepresentation of young adults and those with higher levels of education.

The technical paper is an output of the Department’s research programme with the ESRI for the Measurement & Analysis of Household Income & Living Conditions.



Last modified:07/12/2017