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



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


Religion and Demographic Behaviour in Ireland
May 1, 1970 | General Research Series

Authors: Brendan Walsh
Research Area: Migration, Integration and Demography | Social Inclusion and Equality


A Survey of Some Delinquent Boys in an Irish Industrial School and Reformatory
January 30, 1970 | Journal Article

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


Social Status and Inter-Generational Social Mobility in Dublin
October 1, 1969 | General Research Series

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


Evaluations of Occupations by Irish Rural Adolescents on the Basis of Prestige and Difficulty of Achievement
January 1, 1969 | Journal Article

Authors: Damian Hannan
Research Area: Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


The Social and Psychological Characteristics of Institutionalised Young Offenders in Ireland
July 30, 1968 | Journal Article

Authors: Ian Hart
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Psychological Barriers to Economic Achievement
February 1, 1965 | General Research Series

Authors: P Pentony
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


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