Child Poverty - North & South
Posted on September 23, 2013 by Micheál Collins
One in every five children on the island of Ireland lives in a household with an income below the poverty line. In the Republic, the latest CSO data suggests 18.8% of children live in poverty. In Northern Ireland, 22% of children are in poverty. In both, the trend over time has been one of slow decrease, but child poverty levels have consistently remained above the levels of poverty experienced by the populations generally.
In the latest edition of the NERI’s Quarterly Economic Facts document, indicator 5.3 examines the Republic’s child poverty trends using data from the CSO’s 2011 Survey of Income and Living Conditions. Indicator 5.5 reviews the data for Northern Ireland using the latest edition of the Family Resources Survey (2011-2012).