As the UK economy begins to recover, questions are being asked as to whether the recovery is being felt at household level. The fall in incomes over the recession has been dramatic and nowhere more so than in Northern Ireland.
This inBrief seeks to explore household incomes in Northern Ireland over the recession and furthermore to ask whether there has been a generational divide in that experience. There is a perception that older households have done well at the expense of younger cohorts. A cursory glance at headline figures may support this proposition, but the truth is more complex.
The inBrief complements a recent NERI Working paper which is available here: Mac Flynn, Paul, (2015) 'Incomes on Northern Ireland; What's driving the change' NERI Working Paper, 2015/30.