Embargo: Midnight, Thursday 18th March 2004
Work-poor Households: The Welfare Implications of Changing Household Employment Patterns
A Press Briefing will be held at the ESRI on Thursday 18th March 2004 at 11.00 amIn the 1980s and early 1990s the very high proportion of Irish households who were ‘work-poor’ was a real concern. A household is ‘work-poor’ if none of the adults of working-age have a paid job. Since the early 1990s the Irish economy has been transformed so this study set out to examine whether the number of work-poor households had decreased and, if so, which households remained work-poor?
Key findings are:
This study is published as ESRI Policy Research Series 52 by Helen Russell, Richard Layte, Bertrand Maître, Philip J. O’Connell and Christopher T. Whelan
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