Adele Whelan

Adele Whelan

Economic Analysis | Research Officer
Dr Adele Whelan is a Research Officer in the Economics Analysis Division. Her research interests are in the areas of labour economics, the economics of education, and industrial organisation. She obtained her PhD in Economics from Maynooth University in 2014 and has previously held roles at Maynooth University and University College Dublin. Recently, she contributed to a major study of the Further Education and Training in Ireland and a European Commission funded project Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe (STYLE) examining youth education and skills mismatch.
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Tel: +353 1 8632000
Direct Line: +353 1 8632032

Latest Publications:
  • Overeducation in Europe: trends, convergence, and drivers
  • European Centre of Expertise (ECE) in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policy — Labour Market Policy Thematic Review 2018: An in-depth analysis of the emigration of skilled labour: Ireland
  • Profiling barriers to social inclusion in Ireland: the relative roles of individual characteristics and location
  • Evaluation of PLC programme provision
  • Educational attainment and skill utilisation in the Irish labour market: An EU comparison
  • Assessing the stability of employment among young people in Ireland after the Great Recession
  • Using monitoring data to assess community development: Evidence from Ireland
  • Is there a role for higher education institutions in improving the quality of first employment?
  • What are the drivers of overeducation?
  • Does a satisfied student make a satisfied worker?

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  • Programmes and Projects:
  • Research Programme on Community Development and Social Inclusion
  • Programme on Issues impacting on Minimum Wage and Low Pay in Ireland
  • STYLE: Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe

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