Christopher T Whelan

Christopher T Whelan

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Christopher T. Whelan is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Sociology and the Geary Institute for Public Policy, University College Dublin, an Associate Member at Nuffield College, Oxford, a Research Affiliate at the Economic and Social Research Institute and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He was formerly Professor of Sociology, in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast, Chair of the Standing Committee of the Social Sciences of the European Science Foundation and the European Consortium for Sociological Research. His research interests include the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality, social mobility and inequality. He has published extensively on these topics and on economic and social change in Ireland during bust and boom.

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Latest Publications:
  • Poverty dynamics of social risk groups in the EU: an analysis of the EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, 2005 to 2014
  • Low pay, in-work poverty and economic vulnerability
  • Non-monetary indicators and multiple dimensions: the ESRI approach to poverty measurement
  • Poverty transitions in Ireland: An analysis of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) Longitudinal Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC), 2004-2015
  • The experience of economic stress among families with children during the Irish recession
  • Child Poverty in a Period of Austerity
  • Poverty, economic stress and quality of life: lessons from the Irish case
  • The intergenerational impact of The Great Recession on economic stress in Ireland in a comparative perspective
  • Socio-economic variation in the impact of the Irish recession on the experience of economic stress among families
  • Social Risk and Social Class Patterns in Poverty and Quality of Life in Ireland, 2004-2013

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  • Monitoring Trends in Poverty - Analysis of the 2001 Living in Ireland Survey

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