The following table gives at risk-of-poverty rates (disposable income less than 60 per cent of the median) for people aged 60 and under by the work intensity of the households. The countries are ranked from lowest AROP rate to highest for each work intensity level (very high to very low) with Ireland’s position highlighted.
In this, albeit limited, view of poverty rates Ireland is the best-performing EU country. Across the five work-intensity categories Ireland’s average ranking is 2.6. The next best countries are Denmark and The Netherlands with an average ranking of 5.2. Sweden has an average ranking of 20.6.Tweet