Irish Society

Socio-emotional Outcomes at Age Five: Does Childcare Make a Difference?


New research published today by the ESRI and Pobal investigates the effects of childcare in early life on children’s socio-emotional...  



Enthusiasm among teachers and principals for potential of ICT to benefit teaching and learning


Schools report a number of barriers to integrating ICT and online resources across classrooms A new report published by the...  



Irish research shows that the increasing use of caesarean section in Ireland reflects a worsening risk profile for mothers


Conference brings together leading thinkers in the field of maternal health A conference taking place at the ESRI on Tuesday...  



New report identifies factors associated with the risks of work-related illnesses


New research published by the ESRI today (20 October 2016) identifies workers who are most at risk of developing the...  



Budget 2017: Distributive Impact


Note: This article was originally published in The Irish Times on 13 October 2016. Budget 2017 has been framed against...  



Cherishing all the children equally?


First study of its kind uses Growing Up in Ireland data to provide a comprehensive overview of factors influencing child...  



Children engaged in arts go on to have better ‘academic self-image’ and more positive attitudes to school – landmark Arts Council/ESRI study


School provision leads to increased participation in cultural activities outside school Irish children who participate in artistic and cultural activities...  



School Leadership and Teacher Capacity Key to Improving Outcomes for Students in Special Classes


Developing strong school leadership and teacher capacity is pivotal to improving social and educational outcomes for students in special classes,...  



Quality of life problems differ by age group and social class


Research conducted by the ESRI and published in a report by the Department of Social Protection today (Wednesday 13 July)...  



Simple comparisons overstate differences between Irish and UK work incentives


Comparisons based simply on “top line” figures such as rates of income tax and welfare payments can overstate the differences...  





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