Opinion: 64% of workers in Ireland earn less than the ‘average’ salary
Experts agree that the median average is a better indicator of typical salaries, so why do policymakers always focus on the mean average? writes Felim O’Rourke in The Journal.ie
OUR TAXATION SYSTEM and welfare systems are unfairly weighted against low and middle income, working couples with children.
These same young working couples are the life-blood of our society and community, but they are often under severe financial pressure as they work hard in full-time jobs, while raising a family.
The child tax credit was removed from such couples in the 1980s recession and never restored.
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