Recent Submissions

  • Globalisation and workers in developing countries 

    Rama, Martin (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2002)
    Stories of the positive and negative effects of globalisation on workers in developing countries abound. However, a comprehensive picture is missing and many of the stories are ideologically charged. This paper reviews ...
  • Schooling returns, schooling decisions and educational finance 

    Harmon, Colm (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2002)
    Given the presence of significant returns to education, it would seem logical to query why individuals choose to leave school early. This paper examines the evidence on this issue, dealing with both methodological and ...
  • Evaluating methods for short to medium term county population forecasting 

    Morgenroth, Edgar (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2002)
    Public services provision and land use planning are crucially dependent on accurate population forecasts. Despite their importance, particularly for planning at the local level, population forecasts for Irish counties ...
  • A promising timing strategy in equity markets 

    LUCEY, BRIAN MICHAEL; Whelan, Shane F. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2002)
    In a working paper, Jacobsen and Bouman (2001) claim that that the old stock market saying of ?sell in May and go away but buy back by St. Leger Day? produces statistically significant profit when tested on a large ...
  • The computer sector in Irish manufacturing: past triumphs, present strains, future challenges 

    Bradley, John (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2002)
    The health of the computer sector has come to symbolise the modernisation and rapid growth of the Irish economy during the 1990s. Any threats to its sustainability strike at the heart of broader economic and industrial ...
  • Developing deprivation measures for Northern Ireland 

    Noble, Michael; Lloyd, Myfanwy; Wright, Gemma; Dibben, Chris; Smith, George (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2002)
    This paper outlines the development of a measure of ?multiple deprivation? for Northern Ireland at small area level. To best construct such a measure, it is essential to have a clear conceptual model and translate this ...

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