This report, published by the ESRI and the Department of Social Protection, examined trends in poverty and deprivation in Ireland over a ten-year period (2004 to 2013) covering the boom years, the recession and early recovery. The report also examined quality of life issues for the year 2013. The study uses nationally representative data for over 130,000 individuals, collected by the CSO.
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.