Social Inclusion and Equality

Social inclusion research explores the capacity of individuals and households to participate in economic and social life. It is particularly concerned with barriers to participation arising from a lack of material resources.

Equality research in the ESRI investigates inequalities in opportunities and in outcomes, exploring the processes that lead to inequality. The research has a strong policy focus, assessing the role of public policies in underpinning or reducing inequalities.

Recent research projects have examined the impact of the recession on equality in the labour market; how debt and financial exclusion affect people’s ability to participate in society; the extent to which poverty persists over time; the circumstances of persons with an emotional, psychological or mental health disability; the link between work and poverty, employment of people with a disability (drawing on the National Disability Survey) , parental expectations of children with a disability (drawing on the Growing Up in Ireland survey), and the extent to which children are exposed to deprivation.


Main Publications in Social Inclusion and Equality Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



Mapping Patterns of Multiple Deprivation Using Self-organising Maps: An Application to EU-SILC Data for Ireland
May 30, 2010 | Journal Article

Authors: Maurizio Pisati, Christopher T Whelan , Mario Lucchini , Bertrand Maître
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Gender Differences in Pay Among Recent Graduates: Private Sector Employees in Ireland
March 16, 2010 | Journal Article

Authors: Helen Russell, Emer Smyth , Philip J O'Connell
Research Area: Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


Subjective Well-being in Europe (Second European Quality of Life Survey)
March 12, 2010

Authors: Dorothy Watson, Florian Pichler , Claire Wallace
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Social Inclusion and Equality


Family Figures: Family Dynamics and Family Types in Ireland, 1986-2006
February 22, 2010

Authors: Pete Lunn, Tony Fahey , Carmel Hannan
Research Area: Children and Young People | Migration, Integration and Demography | Social Inclusion and Equality


Poverty in Ireland in Comparative Perspective
February 7, 2010 | Journal Article

Authors: Christopher T Whelan, Bertrand Maître
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Second European Quality of Life Survey: Living Conditions, Social Exclusion and Mental Well-Being
January 28, 2010

Authors: Richard Layte, Bertrand Maître , Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Social Inclusion and Equality


Poverty and Deprivation in Ireland in Comparative Perspective
December 22, 2009 | ESRI Research Series

Authors: Christopher T Whelan, Bertrand Maître
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Irish Sports Monitor, Second Annual Report 2008
December 18, 2009

Authors: Pete Lunn, Richard Layte
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Social Inclusion and Equality


SLÁN 2007: Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland. Alcohol use in Ireland — A Profile of Drinking Patterns and Alcohol-related Harm from SLÁN 2007
November 27, 2009

Authors: Karen Morgan, Hannah McGee , Patrick Dicker , Ruairi Brugha , Mark Ward , Emer Shelley ...
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Social Inclusion and Equality


A Woman’s Place: Female Participation in the Irish Labour Market
November 13, 2009

Authors: Helen Russell, Frances McGinnity , Tim Callan , Claire Keane
Research Area: Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


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