OECD says young Irish are among main victims of the crisis.

A new report by the global economic think-tank found the share increased by 1 percentage point on average in the area covered by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

But Ireland suffered the biggest hike, followed by Spain which increased 6 percentage points, according to an OECD study measuring the human cost of the crisis. It found that ordinary people’s satisfaction with life has plunged in the eurozone countries worst hit by the financial crisis as faith in their governments’ ability to ease the strain has diminished.