Social Inclusion - Building an Inclusive Society
You are here: Home > Publications > Social Inclusion Forum Conference Report 2013



Trends in Economic Stress and the Great Recession in Ireland

The purpose of this technical paper is to develop a measure of economic stress, which captures the change in economic fortunes of Irish households over the period 2004 to 2011. It goes beyond income to include items such as debt, housing costs, and the difficulties and stresses of managing on reduced household incomes.

The paper examines trends in economic stress over time and considers how it is distributed across different socio-economic groups, particularly across income classes, social classes and the life-course (from younger adults to older adults).

In doing so, it also explores whether ‘traditional’ social and income class factors, or ‘new’ factors relating to stages in the life-course and new social risks across all groups, are the main drivers of observed patterns of economic stress.



Title: Trends in Economic Stress and the Great Recession in Ireland: An Analysis of the CSO Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC)

Date Published: 24th April 2014

Pages: 66

Size: 954 KB

Format: PDF format Portable Document Format (PDF)
Get Adobe ReaderTo view PDF documents you will need to download Adobe Reader from the Adobe website.




Back to Top




Department of Social Protection, Goldsmith House, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
An Roinn Coimirce Sóisialaí, Teach Goldsmith, Sráid an Phiarsaigh, Baile Átha Cliath 2


Tel: + 353 1 7043 968

Irish Government harp.