Abstract: The ESRI contract with the Social Inclusion Division of the Department of Social Protection has been extended to 2012. There are two main research areas this year. The first is a project on work and poverty, which will examine both jobless households and in-work poverty in Ireland. The second project will focus on the sharing of resources within households in order to understand the factors that may contributed to full or limited sharing of resources by household members. In 2012, the data from SILC 2010 for Ireland will be analysed, but we will also examine trends over time using the SILC data for the period 2004-2010. As part of the 2012 programme, we will also work with the social inclusion division to examine food poverty using the Irish SILC data. Professor Chris Whelan, UCD is working with the ESRI team on this project.
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.