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  • Sample design and evaluation for an occupational mobility study 

    O Muircheartaigh, C.A. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1977)
    The aim of this paper is to describe the design and evaluation of the sample for an occupational mobility study in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic undertaken by Jackson et al. (1973-74)1. The objective of the study ...
  • Sceptical view on reincarnation of Irish gombeenman 

    Kennedy, L. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1977)
    A study of the Irish 'gombeenman' (Gibbon and Higgins, 1974) is likely to claim the interest not only of social scientists but also of historians who have encountered prototypes and variants of some of the basic themes. ...
  • School quality and staying-on in Northern Ireland: resources, peer groups and ethos 

    McVicar, Duncan (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2001)
    The paper examines career choice at age 16 in Northern Ireland using micro data for young people completing compulsory education in 1993. Explanatory variables include resource related school characteristics, ethos-related ...
  • Schooling and earnings in the UK ? Evidence from the ROSLA experiment 

    Harmon, Colm; Walker, Ian (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1993)
    Recent work by Angrist and Krueger (1991,1992) utilised an "experiment" to distinguish an individual's return to schooling where additional schooling is by choice compared to the return when extra schooling is compulsory. ...
  • Science of econometrics any use for short-term forecasting - enquiry based mainly on irish educational statistics 1947-1967 

    Geary, R.C. (Economic & Social Studies, DUBLIN, 1969)
    As his title indicates, the writer, wisely or unwisely, proposes to hang a very general and important question on the highly specialized inquiry with which this paper mainly deals: in fact to make a prima facie case for a ...
  • Science, technology and development 

    Cooper, Charles (Economic & Social Studies, DUBLIN, 1971)
    The purpose of these two papers is to discuss hypotheses which may help to explain the limited growth of science and technology in the under-developed economies, and to explain also the restricted social function of science ...
  • Scientific work of Geary, R.C. 

    Spencer, J.E. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1976)
    Roy Geary is eighty this year and for almost half a century he has enjoyed a major international reputation in mathematical statistics. In the course of a long and varied career he has been Director of both the Central ...
  • Scrounging in northern-ireland - the beginnings of an investigation 

    Tipping, B (Economic & Social Studies, DUBLIN, 1982)
    Precis: This is a report of a cross-sectional survey carried out in Antrim on the registered unemployed to test some aspects of the "scrounger" hypothesis. A brief literature review reveals a lack of empirical evidence on ...
  • Sean Lemass and the nadir of protectionism 

    Durkan, Joe (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 2010)
    This paper considers the move to protectionism in Ireland with the advent of the new government in 1932. Using material from an unpublished paper by Lemass the paper shows the logical basis of the protectionist policy ...
  • Segmented labour markets and earnings in Ireland 

    Hughes, Gerard; Nolan, Brian (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1997)
    Segmented labour market theory rests on two central tenets. The first is that it is meaningful to distinguish between primary labour markets providing "good" jobs with high wages and stable employment and secondary labour ...
  • Self-employment and intergenerational transfers of physical and human capital: an empirical analysis of French data 

    Laferrere, Anne; McEntee, Peter (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1995)
    Using The 1991 French Household Survey of Financial Assets, we examine the determinants of self-employment using data on intergenerational transfers of wealth, education, informal human capital and a range of demographic ...
  • Sensitivity of test of significance - problem posed 

    Geary, R.C. (Economic & Social Studies, DUBLIN, 1974)
    This paper contains a preliminary examination of the effect of using the dichotomy (o, i ) instead of actual measurement in the study of relationship. First, the simplest case possible is dealt with, in the hope of inspiring, ...
  • Shaping educational debate: a case study and an interpretation 

    O'Sullivan, Denis (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1992)
    The contribution of American economist, A. Dale Tussing, to the penetration of Irish policy paradigms governing the funding of education is presented as a case study of how a cultural stranger can, by a process of cultural ...
  • Shift and share analysis of regional employment change in Ireland, 1951-66 

    O'Farrell, PN (Economic & Social Studies, DUBLIN, 1972)
    If regional policy in Ireland is to be developed so as to become more effective, or even if the goal is to evaluate existing strategies the logical first step is to consider the underlying causes of regional disparities ...
  • Short-run employment functions for Irish manufacturing 

    Smyth, D.J.; McMahon, P.C. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1975)
    Cyclical fluctuations in employment are a major concern of policy makers. When an industry's output changes, the level of employment also changes - but usually only with a time lag. Sensible policy and economic planning ...
  • Short-term forecasting - review of recent experience 

    Durkan, J.; Kelleher, R. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1975)
    Since September 1968 The Economic and Social Research Institute has published detailed forecasts on a quarterly basis of Gross National Product and its components in both value and volume terms. It is hoped in tins paper ...
  • Simple approach to production functions via factor costs 

    Henry, E.W. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1975)
    Some common ground between input-output accounting and Cobb-Douglas (C.D.) production functions is explored. The problem of how to express value added as a function of labour, capital stock and time, is re-stated. For a ...
  • Single transferable vote and the Irish general election of 1977 

    Mair, Peter; Maguire, Maria (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1978)
    In an STV contest, too many names on a ballot paper can confuse voters and compound vote leakage (Mair and Laver, 1975), and we can assume that this did happen in the case of the Coalition. Whereas Fianna Fail nominated ...
  • Size and efficiency - case of Irish plastics industry 

    Ahmed, M. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1976)
    International evidence has suggested that plant or firm size does not significantly affect efficiency in the plastics processing industry; this has led to the generalisation that small firms can be economically viable in ...
  • Smoking behaviors, intentions and beliefs among dublin primary-school children 

    Crube, Joel W.; Morgan, Mark; Mcgree, Sheila (Economic & Social Studies, DUBLIN, 1984)
    Abstract: Cigarette smoking and related beliefs were investigated in a survey of 752 Dublin sixth class primary school children. Smoking rates and differences in the beliefs and background of smokers and non-smokers are ...