The Solidarity Factor: Public Responses to Economic Inequality in Ireland - TASC Survey 2010

17 August 2010

The 2010 Solidarity Factor is launched, incorporating responses to TASC's 2010 Equality Survey.

Results also show that 16 per cent favour raising minimum wage, 29 per cent favour establishing maximum wage and 49 per cent favour combination of both approaches.

 Commenting on the 2010 Solidarity Factor, incorporating the results of TASC’s 2010 Equality Survey, the equality think-tank’s Director, Paula Clancy, said today:

“There is now ample evidence to show that more equal societies do better across a range of outcomes. Equality is good for everyone in society – regardless of whether they are at the top or the bottom of the income ladder ...

As Ireland’s equality think-tank, TASC has been probing public attitudes to inequality and its remedies since 2005. The recession has coincided with growing awareness of economic inequality, and with a public willingness to adopt a range of measures to address it. This public willingness is far ahead of government policy”, Ms. Clancy said.

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