Recent Submissions

  • Measuring poverty in ireland - a reply 

    Callan, T; Hannan, DF; Nolan, B; Whelan, BJ (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1989)
    Dr Barrett's comments on our recent report on Poverty and the Social Welfare System in Ireland (1988) provide a welcome opportunity to deal with some of the points which have been raised in reaction to that report. While ...
  • Measuring poverty in ireland - an assessment of recent studies 

    Barrett, Sean D. (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1989)
    The economic debate preceding the Irish Budget in 1989 was dominated by claims that one-third of the population lives in poverty. The Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)/ESRI study (September, 1988) was cited in support of the ...
  • Evaluating social-welfare expenditures - how well does the system perform in reducing poverty 

    Callan, T; Nolan, B (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1989)
    The results of the ESRI Survey of Income Distribution, Poverty and Usage of State services are used to assess the success of the Irish social welfare system in alleviating poverty. About 10 per cent of persons are found ...
  • Measuring trends in poverty over time - some robust results for Ireland 1980-87 

    Nolan, B; Callan, T (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1989)
    The trend in poverty in Ireland between 1980 and 1987 is analysed, using the 1980 Household Budget Survey and the ESRI 1987 Survey of Income, Distribution, Poverty and Usage of State Services. In addition to the number ...
  • The measurement and alleviation of poverty - a review of some issues 

    Geary, P.T. (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1989)
    Some aspects of the recent literature on poverty are reviewed. Although the issues of definition and measurement have been studied in depth the summary measures most widely used in policy discussion remain flawed. They ...

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