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  • A Hundred and Fifty Years of Vital Statistics: Documenting Demographic Change in Ireland 

    Fitzgerald, John (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2016)
    In December 2015 the CSO published the 150th annual Vital Statistics volume (for 2013) – a publication which has played a central role in documenting demographic change in Ireland since the first edition for 1864. This ...
  • Hysteresis and the natural rate of unemployment in Ireland 

    Lee, George (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1990)
    Conventional Keynesian or Classical macroeconomic theories must be considered inadequate to explain unemployment experiences such as the Irish one. Rigidities that one might associate with fixed contracts, or even adjustment ...
  • Identifying policy impacts in the crisis: Microsimulation evidence on tax and welfare 

    Keane, Claire; Callan, Tim; Savage, Michael; Walsh, John R.; Timoney, Kevin (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2013)
    Ireland?s banking, property and fiscal crises, combined with a worldwide Great Recession have had severe implications for household incomes. Particular attention has focused on how incomes at various levels have been ...
  • Immigration policy and the skills of Irish immigrants: evidence and the implications 

    Minns, Chris (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2005)
    The rise of immigration into Ireland has been accompanied by a debate on the potential objectives of immigration policy. This paper begins with a survey of international and historical evidence on the economics of ...
  • The impact of changes in educational attainment on life expectancy in Ireland 

    FitzGerald, John; Byrne, David; Znuderl, Nusa (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2013)
    This article looks at scenarios quantifying the potential contribution of increasing educational attainment to the prospective improvement in life expectancy in Ireland over the next 50 years. This analysis uses recently ...
  • The impact of EEC financial assistance on Irish economic development since 1973 

    McNamara, Brendan (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1984)
    Ireland became a member of the European Economic Community on January 1 1973. The decision to join an enlarged EEC had many motives, political and economic. Among the most important was the belief that membership ...
  • The impact of macro-economic growth on the income distribution in Ireland 1987-2004 

    O'Donoghue, Cathal (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2006)
    The Republic of Ireland has been the fastest growing economy in the OECD over the latter half of the 1990?s, an expansion known as the Celtic Tiger. Some commentators have commented on the gains from the boom being ...
  • The impact of state taxes and benefits on Irish household incomes 

    Murphy, Donal C. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1984)
    In recent years the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has published detailed analyses of the redistributive effects of State taxes and social benefits on household incomes in 1973 and 1980 based on the results of large ...
  • The impact of the patent cliff on Pharma-Chem output in Ireland 

    Enright, Shane; Dalton, Mary (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2014)
    Ireland has a well-established specialisation in pharma-chem production, with nine of the top ten multinational corporations located in Ireland. The sector accounts for about 11 per cent of value added although due to its ...
  • The impact of the Restrictive Practices (Groceries) Order on competition in the Irish grocery trade 

    Donnelly, Gerry (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2006)
    This paper analyses the history and key provisions of the Restrictive Practices (Groceries Order) since its inception in 1956 and demonstrates how the most recent incarnation of the Order in 1987 was fundamentally different ...
  • The impact of the war upon Irish economy 

    Meenan, James (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1940)
    The European war has given rise to many speculations, generally vague but almost always gloomy, upon its probable effects on Irish economic life. It is certain that the war has already brought about changes in our trade; ...
  • Impediments to savings from cost and trouble to the poor of proving wills 

    Webb, Alfred (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1881)
    The desirability of encouraging thrifty habits amongst our people is now fully acknowledged; and the admirable arrangements of the Post Office department afford ample facilities for the investment of small savings, for ...
  • Impediments to the prompt carrying out of some of the principles conceded by Parliament on the Irish land question 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1879)
    In this paper I do not propose to deal with any principles as applied to the Irish land question, except those which have already been conceded by Parliament. With respect to one branch of the land question?the encouragement ...
  • The implications for Ireland 

    Teeling, John T. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1989)
    As is now common practice this paper uses "mergers" and "takeovers" interchangeably. Takeover activity is a normal part of business activity, though you would hardly think so to read the lurid reports in the popular ...
  • Implications for public policy 

    Vaughan, Anne (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1997)
    I would like to thank the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland for inviting me to present a paper at this symposium on Pensions. It is certainly a period of great discussion and debate on pensions and is a ...
  • Implications for public policy 

    Joyce, Jimmy (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1997)
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I am grateful to the Society for inviting me to make a contribution to your meeting. My contribution takes the form of some random, but I hope fairly provocative, thoughts on pension related matters. ...
  • Implications for public policy 

    Hughes, Gerard (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1997)
    The Department of Social Welfare and the Pensions Board commissioned the ESRI to undertake a national survey of pension coverage in 1995. The survey shows that only half of all employees at work are covered by an ...
  • The importance of industrial education 

    Geary, H. L. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1876)
    In the course of some recent investigations which involved enquiry into the working and results of Reformatory and Industrial Schools, it seemed to me that the subject had not yet received the attention it merited, on the ...
  • The importance of structural change in industry for growth 

    Walsh, Patrick Paul; Whelan, Ciara (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2000)
    The paper documents ongoing job creation and job destruction within 3- digit Irish manufacturing sectors over the period 1973 to 1994. Within sectors of low-technology manufacturing, this was due to the gradual development ...
  • The improvement of Dublin harbour 

    Stanuell, Charles A. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1912)
    I do not think, that it would serve any useful purpose to trace the early development of the Port. The fact is that for years all goods were carted through the streets to and from Kingsbridge, Amiens street, Westland ...