Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

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Some essential workers particularly vulnerable to COVID-19

Workers in many essential occupations are particularly vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19, according to a new study published today by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

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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.