Social Inclusion and Equality

Social inclusion research explores the capacity of individuals and households to participate in economic and social life. It is particularly concerned with barriers to participation arising from a lack of material resources.

Equality research in the ESRI investigates inequalities in opportunities and in outcomes, exploring the processes that lead to inequality. The research has a strong policy focus, assessing the role of public policies in underpinning or reducing inequalities.

Recent research projects have examined the impact of the recession on equality in the labour market; how debt and financial exclusion affect people’s ability to participate in society; the extent to which poverty persists over time; the circumstances of persons with an emotional, psychological or mental health disability; the link between work and poverty, employment of people with a disability (drawing on the National Disability Survey) , parental expectations of children with a disability (drawing on the Growing Up in Ireland survey), and the extent to which children are exposed to deprivation.


Main Publications in Social Inclusion and Equality Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



Low Pay and Poverty
January 1, 1994 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Brian Nolan
Research Area: Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


Economics, Time, and Age
January 1, 1994 | Geary Lecture Series

Authors: Richard A Posner
Research Area: Migration, Integration and Demography | Social Inclusion and Equality


Poverty, Social Class, Education, and Intergenerational Mobility
January 1, 1994 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Education | Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


Context and Objectives
January 1, 1994 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Tim Callan, Brian Nolan
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Pathways to Adulthood in Ireland: Causes and Consequences of Success and Failure in Transitions Amongst Irish Youth
December 1, 1993 | General Research Series

Authors: Damian Hannan
Research Area: Education | Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


Lone Parents in the Republic of Ireland: Enumeration, Description, and Implications for Social Security
September 1, 1993 | Broadsheet Series

Authors: A McCashin
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


Resources, Deprivation and the Measurement of Poverty
April 1, 1993 | Journal Article

Authors: Tim Callan, Brian Nolan , Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


From Ascription to Achievement? Origins, Education and Entry to the Labour Force in the Republic of Ireland during the Twentieth Century
January 1, 1993 | Journal Article

Authors: Richard Breen, Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Social Inclusion and Equality


The Role of Social Support in Mediating the Psychological Consequences of Economic Stress
January 1, 1993 | Journal Article

Authors: Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Social Inclusion and Equality


The Role of Income, Life-Style Deprivation and Financial Strain in Mediating the Impact of Unemployment on Psychological Distress: Evidence from the Republic of Ireland
December 1, 1992 | Journal Article

Authors: Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


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