Income and Poverty

Economic Inequality in Northern Ireland

Commissioned by: NICVA

  • Published 4th May 2016
  • Authors: Adam Tinson, , Hannah Aldridge, , Tom MacInnes,
  • Category: Income and Poverty

Economic inequality – disparities in income and wealth – has been rising up the political agenda for the last number of years. Driven by popular academic works such as that of Piketty, insecurities arising from the financial crisis and the manner in which governments around the world have subsequently sought to balance the books, there are now regularly voiced concerns about inequality.

This report covers economic inequality in Northern Ireland – how high it is, how this compares to other countries, and how it has been changing.