Labour Markets and Skills
Research focuses on a wide range of policy areas examining how workers are faring in the labour market and what skills workers need to meet the needs of an evolving economy. Research topics include pay, unemployment, training and skills.
Research examines if reforms to Ireland's public employment services (Intreo) had an impact on exits from the Live Register.
A new ESRI study found that the 2016 increase in the Irish minimum wage reduced hourly wage inequality between high and low earners by up to 8 per cent. However, there was no strong impact on the income of households.
Download research examining the incidence of overeducation in Ireland and how it compares to other EU countries.
A number of reports examine who earns the minimum wage in Ireland and how long people remain on the minimum wage for.
Research examines programmes including the Post-Leaving Certificate programme and the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.