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Inequality reigns, but does it matter?

This week I had the pleasure of attending a fascinating talk hosted by the think-tank PublicPolicy.ie, the topic was on income inequality in Ireland from 2006-2010 and the researchers were from University College Cork. The research is the first of it’s kind in Ireland and is using a new dataset which was made available by the Revenue Commissioners, it splits a sample of 1,400,000 workers into five categories or ‘quintiles’ based on their earned income. The findings then look at how much inequality there is in earnings by analysing this information.