National One Parent Family Alliance Budget 2022 Priorities
Published: Tuesday, October 05, 2021
One parent families continue to be the group most at risk of poverty in Ireland today. Prior to the pandemic, 17% of one parent families lived in consistent poverty, 45% were experiencing enforced deprivation and almost 80% were unable to afford an unexpected expense.1 Lone parents are also more likely to be in low paying insecure jobs and are five times more likely to experience in-work poverty than two parent households.2 These very high levels of poverty have persisted through boom and bust3 and compared to one parent families in Europe, Irish lone parents have the second highest rates of income poverty, persistent poverty and severe deprivation among 15 peer countries.
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