A social portrait of Travellers in Ireland

January 17, 2017 | ESRI Research Series

Authors: Dorothy Watson , Oona Kenny , Frances McGinnity , Helen Russell


A new report published by the ESRI finds that education is key to improving the employment and living circumstances of Travellers. The authors of A Social Portrait of Travellers in Ireland draw on the full 2011 Census of Population to explore whether certain groups of Travellers (in terms of gender, age and region) experience particularly high levels of disadvantage in four areas: education, employment, housing and health.

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