Tol's dole report: the details

The main findings of and a link to Professor Richard Tol’s controversial report that says 44 per cent of Irish people with children are better off on the dole than working.

13th June, 2012
Tol's dole report: the details
A dole queue in Dublin.

The main finding of Professor Richard Tol’s controversial report is that the additional costs of working in Ireland compared to being on social welfare are highly significant at nearly €7000 per year without children.

This increases to nearly €9000 per year with one child under the age of five, the report said. Tol earlier today defended his working report, which the ESRI has withdrawn from its website.

“This is important for policy as...

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