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Renters Research Support Programme Projects

Researcher: Richard Waldron - Queens University Belfast
Title: Generation Rent and Housing Precarity in Ireland

This research looks at ‘Generation Rent’ and housing precarity. Housing precarity is understood as a state of uncertainty arising from the experience of insecure, unaffordable, poor quality and inaccessible housing.

As part of the work a Housing Precarity Index (HPI) has been developed and applied to data on private renters in Ireland, using objective and subjective indicators from the EU-Survey on Incomes and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)  

The HPI is enabling an assessment of current conditions for renters, but also identifies the key drivers of housing precarity and assesses how such precarities might contribute to further declining living standards among renters into the future.

Status: Completed April 2022