A SIX YEAR ESRI study involving almost 20,000 children has detailed the dramatic effect the recession has had on the economic vulnerability of families.
The Growing up in Ireland study has continued interviewing two different groups of children, one of which was born in 1998 and the other in 2008.
Both groups and their parents were surveyed in 2007/2008 and then again over the course of nine months in 2011/2012.
The results showed that among both groups, living standards have fallen with almost one third of both groups lacking one or more basic goods or services in 2012.
The proportion of families lacking one or more basic goods or services rose from 21% to 30% for the 1998 cohort and from 14% 29% for the 1998 cohort.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Growing Up In Ireland: How children are being badly affected by the recession.
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