Ireland : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

June 26, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper provides an overview of income distribution and the welfare system in Ireland, with a focus on the crisis and postcrisis periods. Ireland’s flexible economy and strong social safety net helped mitigate the adverse effects of the property-driven crisis. Although economic conditions are improving rapidly, lifting employment, ongoing efforts are needed to address the lingering impact on those hardest hit, including the long-term unemployed and unemployed youth. Consistent efforts are needed to support sustainable and inclusive growth and meet ambitious social targets, including the reduction of consistent poverty to 2 percent by 2020.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/172

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 26, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484305546/1934-7685

Stock No:

1IRLEA2017003

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

64

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