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



Who Are the Poor?
January 1, 1994 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Tim Callan, Brian Nolan , Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Poverty: Temporary or Permanent?
January 1, 1994 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: James Williams, Brendan Whelan
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Unemployment and Poverty
January 1, 1994 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Tim Callan, Brian Nolan
Research Area: Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


Low Pay and Poverty
January 1, 1994 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Brian Nolan
Research Area: Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


Economics, Time, and Age
January 1, 1994 | Geary Lecture Series

Authors: Richard A Posner
Research Area: Migration, Integration and Demography | Social Inclusion and Equality


Poverty, Social Class, Education, and Intergenerational Mobility
January 1, 1994 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Education | Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


Context and Objectives
January 1, 1994 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Tim Callan, Brian Nolan
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Poverty, Unemployment, and Psychological Distress
January 1, 1994 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


The EC and Combating Poverty
January 1, 1994 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Brian Nolan
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Social Problems and Personal Troubles: Unemployment and Psychological Distress in Ireland
January 1, 1994 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


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