Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

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Migrant groups have higher levels of education, but some experience higher unemployment than people born in Ireland

Many migrant groups have higher educational attainment but higher unemployment levels, according to a new ESRI study.

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Download research on the potential impact of COVID-19 across areas including economic growth, employment and human behaviour.

Research Areas

The mission of the Economic and Social Research Institute is to advance evidence-based policymaking that supports economic sustainability and social progress in Ireland. ESRI researchers apply the highest standards of academic excellence to challenges facing policymakers, focusing on 11 areas of critical importance to 21st Century Ireland.