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Eurostat: Irish at the most risk for Poverty


Ulster-Lad

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The government is not going to like this but Eurostat has said that Irish people under 65 are at the most risk for poverty in Western Europe. This information is presenting despite the fact that Ireland has been held up as a poster child in Europe.

IRISH CHILDREN and working-age adults are more at risk of poverty or social exclusion than any other children in Western Europe, according to new EU data.
Only children in Bulgaria (52 per cent), Romania (49 per cent), Latvia (44 per cent) and Hungary (40 per cent) are more likely to be exposed to any of these types of poverty. All four of those countries are among the newer entrants to the EU.
This does not say much for the future of this country or our children for that matter.

Irish people under 65 have highest poverty risk in western Europe
 
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Interesting
 

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The government is not going to like this but Eurostat has said that Irish people under 65 are at the most risk for poverty in Western Europe. This information is presenting despite the fact that Ireland has been held up as a poster child in Europe.





This does not say much for the future of this country or our children for that matter.

Irish people under 65 have highest poverty risk in western Europe
But, but, but, the government's brilliant strategy is working.
 

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It's okay folks our bond yields are falling.

Will we have a "that's a game changer" comment from Noonan. That comment is doing the rounds and can be put with " turning a corner " and green shoots as useless !
 

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The numbers measure those at risk of poverty OR social exclusion. Social exclusion is measured by work-intensity - this appears to be based on the amount of time the adults in a household spend working relative to some potential level.

Here's a crazy graph from Eurostat of "People aged less than 60 living in households with very low work intensity 2009-2011".



No in the EU is greater than even half of the Irish level. Only when Croatia come in will there be anyone close to us. EU entry does bring greater scrutiny of official statistics from Eurostat.

Why are so many Irish people living in households with low work intensity? And it's not because of the unemployment rate. There are EU countries that have unemployment rates well in excess of Ireland.
 

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Will we have a "that's a game changer" comment from Noonan. That comment is doing the rounds and can be put with " turning a corner " and green shoots as useless !
State media of course totally ignoring this story. Does'nt sit well with the government PR.
 

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The government is not going to like this but Eurostat has said that Irish people under 65 are at the most risk for poverty in Western Europe. This information is presenting despite the fact that Ireland has been held up as a poster child in Europe.

age action ireland keep telling us that pensioners are most at risk of poverty , now i dont have much faith in what those paid lobbyists say so why should i take any notice of this report




This does not say much for the future of this country or our children for that matter.

Irish people under 65 have highest poverty risk in western Europe
age action ireland keep telling us that pensioners are most at risk of poverty , now i dont have much faith in what those paid lobbyists say so why should i take any notice of this report
 

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The numbers measure those at risk of poverty OR social exclusion. Social exclusion is measured by work-intensity - this appears to be based on the amount of time the adults in a household spend working relative to some potential level.

Here's a crazy graph from Eurostat of "People aged less than 60 living in households with very low work intensity 2009-2011".



No in the EU is greater than even half of the Irish level. Only when Croatia come in will there be anyone close to us. EU entry does bring greater scrutiny of official statistics from Eurostat.

Why are so many Irish people living in households with low work intensity? And it's not because of the unemployment rate. There are EU countries that have unemployment rates well in excess of Ireland.
Why? Something to do with children and education? And what are the y-axis units on that graph?
 

Ulster-Lad

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age action ireland keep telling us that pensioners are most at risk of poverty , now i dont have much faith in what those paid lobbyists say so why should i take any notice of this report
I don't care if you take notice or not. It is an official office of the European Union and not a paid lobbyist though making the claim.

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.

This is a key task. Democratic societies do not function properly without a solid basis of reliable and objective statistics. On one hand, decision-makers at EU level, in Member States, in local government and in business need statistics to make those decisions. On the other hand, the public and media need statistics for an accurate picture of contemporary society and to evaluate the performance of politicians and others. Of course, national statistics are still important for national purposes in Member States whereas EU statistics are essential for decisions and evaluation at European level.
Introduction
 

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