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The Distribution of Market Income

The Distribution of Market Income

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Micheál Collins

Summary

The latest income distribution data for the Republic of Ireland comes from the 2013 CSO Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC), released in 2015.

This Research inBrief uses that data to examine the underlying distribution of market income in Ireland. This is in effect the pre-distribution of income; that which arises, from earnings of all types, before the redistributive mechanisms of taxation and welfare step in. 

The inBrief complements an NERI Working paper which is available here: Collins, M.L. (2015), ‘Earnings and Low Pay in the Republic of Ireland: A Profile and Some Policy Issues’ NERI Working Paper, 2015/29. Dublin, NERI. 

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