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



Alphabetical Voting: A Study of the 1973 General Election in the Republic of Ireland
January 1, 1973 | General Research Series

Authors: Brendan Walsh, C Robson
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Social Status in Dublin: Marriage, Mobility and First Employment
January 1, 1973 | General Research Series

Authors: Bertram Hutchinson
Research Area: Migration, Integration and Demography | Social Inclusion and Equality


Poverty in Ireland: Research Priorities — Account of One-Day Conference held in ESRI, April 18, 1972
October 1, 1972 | Broadsheet Series

Authors: Brendan Walsh
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


The Functional Distribution of Income in Ireland 1938-1970
January 1, 1972 | General Research Series

Authors: Gerry Hughes
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


The Social Science Percentage Nuisance
January 1, 1972 | Broadsheet Series

Authors: Roy C Geary
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Rural Household Budget — Feasibility Study
May 1, 1971 | General Research Series

Authors: S Sheehy, Robert O'Connor
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Report of the Committee of Enquiry on Reformatory and Industrial School Systems
April 30, 1971 | Journal Article

Authors: Ian Hart
Research Area: Education | Social Inclusion and Equality


National Differences in Anxiety
February 1, 1971 | General Research Series

Authors: R Lynn
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Public Opinion on Civil Servants and the Role and Power of the Individual in the Local Community
December 31, 1970 | Journal Article

Authors: Ian Hart
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Inter-Generational Social Mobility and Individual Differences among Dubliners
October 30, 1970 | Journal Article

Authors: Ian Hart, Bernadette O'Sullivan
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


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