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.
This research, funded by the Low Pay Commission, examines the cumulative effect of three recent minimum wage increases on the hours worked of minimum wage employees.
Evaluation and monitoring are key tools to ensuring that public monies are being effectively spent and that government-funded programmes, and initiatives, are achieving their stated goals and objectives. This report examines international best practice in evaluation and monitoring in areas relevant for the Department for Rural and Community Department.
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.