Just 6% of Irish people better off on dole - ESRI

New research from the ESRI finds that 94% of Irish people are better off in employment than out of work – even after taking account of childcare and travel to work costs.

27th September, 2012

New research from the ESRI finds that 94 per cent of Irish people are better off in employment than out of work – even after taking account of childcare and travel to work costs.

Of the remaining 6 per cent, even though they would be “better off on the dole”, most are actually in work, the ESRI said. Over 86 per cent of those with young children, who face the highest childcare costs, are better off...

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