Recent Submissions

  • Is Irish innovation policy working? evidence from Irish technology businesses 

    Jordan, D.; O'Leary, Eoin (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    In the last decade Irish innovation policy has been focused on Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This paper explores the effects of HEIs, in the context of interaction with other interaction agents, on the innovation ...
  • Proceedings of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland: one hundred and sixty-first session: 2007/2008 

    SSISI (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    The first meeting of the Society was held in the Royal Irish Academy, on Thursday, 25th October 2007, at 6:00 pm. The President, Dr. Donal de Buitleir, was in the Chair.
  • Wage inflation and structural unemployment in Ireland 

    Keeney, Mary J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    In this paper we represent structural unemployment by relating observed unemployment to wage inflation. An estimated series for the non-accelerating wage rate of unemployment (NAWRU) shows that the unemployment gap between ...
  • An exercise in surveying a non-universally defined group in the population : the Northern Ireland survey of activity limitation and disability 

    Sweeney, Kevin; Furphy, Michelle (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    Developing policy and delivering services to people with disabilities is an important aspect of our society. As with all areas of policy and service provision, accurate, timely and reliable data are fundamental to the ...
  • Environmental accounts for the Republic of Ireland: 1990-2005 

    Lyons, Sean; Mayor, Karen; TOL, RICHARD S. J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    This paper presents new environmental accounts for the Republic of Ireland from 1990-2005. Designed to be consistent with the national accounts, these satellite accounts cover 34 emissions and 14 resources for 19 production ...
  • Using a household budget survey to measure healthy eating patterns 

    McCormack, K. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    Along with physical activity, diet is the key factor that affects your weight. Having a healthy weight for your height is important as being overweight or obese increases the risk of medical conditions such as heart disease, ...
  • Projecting population mortality for Ireland 

    Whelan, Shane (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    Mortality data for Ireland is analysed, for recent and long-run trends, and several methods of projecting mortality rates are outlined and the results compared. Interpretation of the results suggests that it is not ...
  • Changing morbidity patterns in Ireland 1996-2006 

    Armstrong, John (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    The aim of this study is to examine changing patterns of morbidity (and healthcare utilisation) in Ireland and consider the impact of these changing patterns on the need for health services using health insurance data. ...
  • Wealthier and healthier: Ireland's demographic catch-up 

    Walsh, Brendan M. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    In the first half of this paper I summarise the trend in Irish deaths rates over the period 1973-2006. In the second half I discuss some possible explanations of these trends.
  • Second tier child income support: the case for innovation 

    Sweeney, John (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    Total and per child spending on child income supports are at high levels, and so are child poverty and the proportion of children being reared in jobless households. While the role of child income supports in alleviating ...

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