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What did the OECD do

Bridges a gap between the richest and poorest top 20% of the Irish population earning almost 5 times as much as the bottom 20%.
Irelands average household net adjusted disposable income was below the OECD average in 2015 which average earnings were among the highest in the OECD (around €52,000) compared to an average of (€44,000).
Ireland ranks average in jobs and earnings, housing, personal security, health, education, and skills, social connection, work life balance, and environment.
Irelands long term employment rate of 4.7% more than 2 times the OECD average but the labour market and job strain are better than average.


OECD &a relative poverty study-

Relative poverty concentrated in those families experiencing unemployment.
Nearly 40% of children of unemployed single parents experienced poverty, followed by families in long term employment.
Better education, healthcare and housing will be key in eliminating poverty.
Investing in the early education and welfare of children should be priority.
(National action plan for social inclusion, (2007-2016)


What does the OECD say about the Irish

Irish people are more satisfied with there lives than the OECD average.
When asked to rate there lives on a scale from 0-10, Irish people graded it 7.0 - higher than the OECD average of 6.5.