Recent Submissions

  • The impact of realistic and illusory control on psychological distress: A test of the model of instrumental realism 

    Whelan, Christopher T. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1992)
    This paper explores the relationship between sense of control and psychological distress. Rather than providing evidence for the view that rejection of responsibility for outcomes has a beneficial effect on the mental ...
  • State, family and compulsory schooling in Ireland 

    Fahey, Tony (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1992)
    Legal sanctions to compel parents into sending their children more regularly to school were widely applied in Ireland from the 1920s to the 1950s, following which the practice declined substantially and changed in nature ...
  • 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 ...
  • Measuring the contribution of product quality to competitiveness: a note on theory and policy 

    Hitchens, D. M. W. N.; Wagner, K.; Birnie, J. E. (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1992)
    In this note estimates are given for the importance of quality as an explanation of the comparative productivity shortfall of Northern Ireland (NI) firms relative to their West German counterparts and the method of estimation ...
  • The Irish unit fund industry: structure and performance 

    Kenneally, Martin; Gallagher, Liam (Economic & Social Studies, Dublin, 1992)
    An outline of the size, structure, functioning and price history of the Unit Fund industry in Ireland is sketched for the period 1983-1990. Some traditional performance measures are motivated and augmented by more recent ...

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