Social Inclusion and Equality
Research in this area examines the policy responses required to support vulnerable groups in Ireland. Social inclusion research explores the capacity of individuals and households to participate in economic and social life. Equality research in the ESRI investigates inequalities in opportunities and in outcomes.
The report finds that children living in inadequate housing and neighbourhoods with poorer conditions have worse health and developmental outcomes at age nine than their peers.
A large survey of disabled people in receipt of personal assistance (PA) has made clear the impact of inadequate support on people’s day-to-day lives. Most of those surveyed wanted a broader range of supports, with some effectively confined to their homes due to their lack of PA hours.
Download research focusing on understanding the underlying processes of poverty and deprivation and how they respond to changing economic circumstances and policy interventions.
Download research examining the experiences of people with disabilities in Ireland.
Explore research published by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the ESRI addressing equality and discrimination.