Tag Archives: Wealth Distribution

Swipe right.

Mind the gap.

Some Old Queen writes:

A story map by Mila Sullivan from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on The Changing Patterns of Unemployment and Poverty in Ireland, 2011-2017.

Mila’s final line in the story map (‘The proportion of the population in receipt of Job-seeker’s Allowance is going down. The population in receipt of Family Income Supplements is increasing’) is very telling and proves the point that stats can be selectively used. In this case that employment is not the be all and end all of wealth distribution.

The maps can be zoomed in and contain a huge amount of data all the way down to almost neighbourhood level and new data is constantly uploaded. Great work Mila.

In fairness

The Changing Patterns of Unemployment and Poverty in Ireland, 2011-2017