Abstract: This research project analyses consumption in Irish households. Particular focus is given to the question of which households are credit constrained, and the role of unemployment, arrears and negative equity. On the question of arrears, EU data are examined to determine what households typically go into arrears and how recovery affects arrears numbers.
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.