The impact of the cost-of-living crisis on low-income households

This study will examine how low-income households in Ireland have been impacted by the cost-of-living crisis and how they have adapted their behaviours to cope. The study will also look at the extent to which such households have availed of existing welfare benefits and support services that can help cope with financial strains, and what the barriers to the use of such supports might be. To do this, we will run a survey with a large nationally representative sample of participants from low-income households. Results are expected in the second half of 2024, and will provide important insight for policy and the design of interventions to help low-income households cope with financial pressures.