2024
Language:
English

The impact of COVID on the Irish social protection system

This paper considers the impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken in response on the Irish social protection system. The paper provides a decomposition analysis of recent developments in social protection spending to identify the immediate impact of COVID19 and compares these to the response during the 2008 Great Recession (Cousins, 2016) and in a comparative European context.