MESL 2016 & SILC 2015 Comparison Research Note

Issued: February 2017

MESL 2016 & SILC 2015 Comparison



The two measures, the MESL and the SILC ‘At Risk of Poverty’ threshold, aim to specify the amount of money which must be available to a household to spend in order to enable participation in the norms of Irish life. This research note examines how the two measures compare, for a set of household compositions when living in an urban area, in scenarios of social welfare dependency and minimum wage employment.