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



Crime in The Republic of Ireland: Statistical Trends and their Interpretation
November 1, 1980 | General Research Series

Authors: David Rottman
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Employment Conditions and Job Satisfaction: The Distribution, Perception and Evaluation of Job Rewards
October 1, 1980 | General Research Series

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


The Story of a Social Experiment and some Reflections
January 1, 1980 | Geary Lecture Series

Authors: Robert M Solow
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


The Irish Itinerants: Some Demographic, Economic, and Educational Aspects
May 1, 1979 | Broadsheet Series

Authors: M Dempsey, Roy C Geary
Research Area: Education | Migration, Integration and Demography | Social Inclusion and Equality


Attitudes In The Republic Of Ireland Relevant To The Northern Ireland Problem: Vol.1 Descriptive Analysis And Some Comparisons With Attitudes In Northern Ireland And Great Britain
January 1, 1979 | General Research Series

Authors: Earl Davis, Richard Sinnott
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Education and Socio-Economic Class: A Statistical Analysis of 1971 Irish Census Data
January 1, 1979 | Journal Article

Authors: Roy C Geary, Eamon Henry
Research Area: Education | Migration, Integration and Demography | Social Inclusion and Equality


Dublin Simon Community 1971-1976: An Exploration
September 1, 1978 | Broadsheet Series

Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Traditional Families? From Culturally Prescribed to Negotiated Roles in Farm Families
January 1, 1977 | General Research Series

Authors: Damian Hannan
Research Area: Migration, Integration and Demography | Social Inclusion and Equality


An Irish Personality Differential: A Technique for Measuring Affective and Cognitive Dimensions of Attitudes Toward Persons
January 1, 1977 | General Research Series

Authors: Earl Davis, M O'Neill
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


The Continuing Social Survey: A Nationwide Study of Subjective Social Indicators and Related Public Attitudes
January 1, 1977 | Journal Article

Authors: Earl Davis
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


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