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Table 9 Decomposition by population sub-group–number of earners in household

From: Crisis, response and distributional impact: the case of Ireland

Number of earners in household Population share Mean income
  (€'000 per year)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2008 2009 2010 2011
0 17% 21% 25% 25% 14.4 14.3 14.0 13.5
1 29% 33% 36% 33% 22.4 21.0 19.9 19.5
2 36% 33% 31% 34% 28.0 29.5 29.2 28.3
3+ 18% 13% 9% 8% 25.9 28.5 29.2 25.5
  Income share Gini
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2008 2009 2010 2011
0 11% 13% 16% 16% 0.23 0.22 0.27 0.27
1 28% 30% 32% 30% 0.34 0.27 0.29 0.28
2 43% 42% 41% 45% 0.28 0.26 0.27 0.27
3+ 19% 15% 12% 10% 0.22 0.21 0.22 0.21
All households      0.31 0.29 0.32 0.31
  2008 2009 2010 2011     
Within-group inequality 0.25 0.16 0.21 0.17     
Between group inequality 0.02 0.03 0.04 0.04     
  1. Source: Authors’ analysis of SILC data 2008 and 2011.
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