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Technical paper on Poverty Transitions in Ireland. Social Inclusion Technical Paper No 8. 7 December 2017

Grotti, Raffaele and Maitre, Bertrand and Watson, Dorothy and Whelan, Christopher T. (2017) Technical paper on Poverty Transitions in Ireland. Social Inclusion Technical Paper No 8. 7 December 2017. [Working Paper]

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    In this report, we use Irish SILC data from 2004-2015 to examine poverty and deprivation transitions among various social risk groups – groups experiencing an increased risk of poverty due to non-class personal or family factors. Social risk groups include: lone parents, people with a disability, young adults, children, working-age adults and older adults. We exploit the longitudinal component of the data and primarily focus on cases where information is available for two consecutive waves. The report examines entry and exit rates into deprivation and poverty as well as the incidence of consistent poverty and deprivation (in both years). Lone parents emerge in all the analyses as the group most affected by poverty and deprivation. The relationship between poverty and deprivation is investigated and a modest overlap between the two is found. We also examine how different groups were affected at different times (pre and post-recession). While persistent deprivation increased with the onset of recession, the pattern for persistent poverty is less clear. Finally, an additional contribution of the paper is to examine the severity of attrition in the data, which leads to substantially reduced sample sizes and a slight underrepresentation of young adults and those with higher levels of education.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: income poverty and deprivation; income poverty and deprivation transitions; social risk groups; attrition; SILC; Ireland
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Ireland
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > poverty
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Working Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2019 14:33
    Number of Pages: 85
    Last Modified: 26 Dec 2019 14:33

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