The Programme for Government 2011 contains a commitment to tackle Ireland’s economic crisis in a way that is fair, balanced, and recognises the need for social solidarity.
In this section we present the evidence in relation to trends in income distribution in Ireland.
Written by researchers from the UCC School of Economics and commissioned by Publicpolicy.ie, this report analyses changes in the earnings distribution of employment income in Ireland using a dataset of approximately 1.4 million people who were employed continuously over the period 2006-2010. The report analyses inequality from several perspectives including age, gender and sector.
A brief overview of how much we spend and who benefits from the Irish benefit system. Includes international evidence regarding the efficiency of the benefit system in terms of how well it reduces income inequality.