Measuring Food Poverty In Ireland

Date: October, 2012

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Background

safefood has published a briefing document 'Measuring Food Poverty in Ireland  - the indicator and its implications'. This briefing was based on research commissioned by the Department of Social Protection, as part of the Department’s research programme to monitor poverty trends with the ESRI. Their report ’Constructing a Food Poverty Indicator for Ireland using the Survey on Income and Living Conditions’ (Carney, C; Maitre, B; Department of Social Protection) uses data from the annual CSO Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC), providing a first step in measuring the experience of food poverty in Ireland by combining three food deprivation items to quantify the level of food poverty today.

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