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  • A comparative perspective on trends in income inequality in Ireland 

    Nolan, Brian; Maitre, Bertrand (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2000)
    Both overall income inequality and inequality in the distribution of earnings rose sharply during the 1980s and 1990s in a number of industrialised countries, notably the UK and the USA. This makes it particularly important ...
  • Disability and labour force participation in Ireland 

    Gannon, Brenda; Nolan, Brian (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2004)
    The extent and nature of participation in the labour market by persons affected by disability has a multitude of direct and indirect effects on their living standards and quality of life, and so is a critical area for ...
  • Distributional aspects of Ireland's fiscal adjustment 

    Callan, Tim; Nolan, Brian (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1992)
    Conflicting claims about the distributional impact of Ireland's fiscal adjustment have been made. This paper clarifies the different implicit standards on which these may be based, and uses the limited available data on ...
  • A dynamic model of the relationship between income and financial satisfaction: evidence from Ireland 

    Newman, Carol; Delaney, Liam; Nolan, Brian (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2008)
    The link between income and subjective satisfaction with one?s financial situation is explored in this paper using a panel analysis of 1,998 individuals tracked through the course of the boom period in Ireland, 1994-2001. ...
  • Equity in the utilisation of health care in Ireland 

    Layte, Richard; Nolan, Brian (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2004)
    This paper analyses the extent of equity of health service delivery across the income distribution in Ireland ? that is the extent to which there is equal treatment for equal need irrespective of income. We find that ...
  • Income and wealth in The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing 

    O'Sullivan, Vincent; Nolan, Brian; Barrett, Alan; Dooley, Cara (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2014)
    Between 2009 and 2011, data were collected under the first wave of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). Over 8,500 people aged 50 and over and living in Ireland were interviewed about a wide range of topics ...
  • Income inequality and public policy 

    Nolan, Brian (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2009)
    This paper briefly summarises the evidence that Ireland has a relatively high level of income inequality, which has been rather stable over time and reflects institutional legacies and choices made in the past. A comparative ...
  • Inequality and the crisis: the distributional impact of tax increases and welfare and public sector pay cuts 

    Callan, Tim; Nolan, Brian; Keane, Claire; Walsh, John R. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2010)
    The economic crisis impacts directly on the distribution of income via unemployment and private sector wages, but the way policy responds in seeking to control soaring fiscal deficits is also central to its distributional ...
  • Inter-industry wage differentials in Ireland 

    Gannon, Brenda; Nolan, Brian (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2004)
    This paper investigates inter-industry wage differentials in Ireland, taking advantage of access to a dataset that is uniquely suitable for this purpose, the 1996 Structure of Earnings Survey. This allows us to measure ...
  • Ireland's fiscal stabilisation ? achievements and prospects: editors' introduction 

    McAleese, Dermot; Nolan, Brian (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1992)
    The papers in this special issue of the Review were initially prepared for a conference of the Irish Economic Association held at Trinity College, Dublin on Thursday 19th September 1991. The purpose of the conference was ...
  • Measuring poverty in Ireland: reply 

    Callan, Tim; Hannan, Damian F.; Nolan, Brian; Whelan, Brendan J. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1990)
    MacCarthaigh makes three points with respect to the measurement of poverty, drawing on the work of Stein Ringen. We deal with these in turn, and attempt to match his comment for succinctness ? the issues are discussed in ...
  • More on actual versus hypothetical replacement ratios in Ireland 

    Nolan, Brian (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1987)
    Hypothetical replacement ratios, widely used in both cross-section and time-series analyses, have been subjected to considerable criticism in the UK. This paper focuses on the use of hypothetical benefits and replacement ...
  • Perinatal mortality and low birthweight by socio-economic background: evidence for Ireland 

    Nolan, Brian; Magee, Hugh (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1994)
    Newly-available data from the perinatal reporting system are used to examine the variation across socio-economic groups in perinatal mortality and low birthweight rates in Ireland. The results show significant effects of ...
  • Reassessing income and deprivation approaches to the measurement of poverty in the Republic of Ireland 

    Layte, Richard; Nolan, Brian; Whelan, Christopher T. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2001)
    This paper reassesses the validity of a poverty measure combining relative income and non-monetary deprivation indicators, first developed and applied to Irish data for 1987, in the light of experience since then and ...
  • Segmented labour markets and earnings in Ireland 

    Hughes, Gerard; Nolan, Brian (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 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 ...
  • SIF II and SIGNALL II 

    Leeson, Lorraine; Nolan, Brian; Sheikh, Haaris (Trinity College Dublin. Long Room Hub, 2008)
    The Centre for Deaf Studies has been recently funded under the SIF II framework and is embarking on an exciting phase of research. The collaborative research allows for three main research strands: (1) a cognitive-functional ...
  • Socio-economic mortality differentials in Ireland 

    Nolan, Brian (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1990)
    Differences in mortality rates between socio-economic groups for Ireland are analysed, using the standard methodology which has been extensively applied in other countries. This involves relating data on deaths by ...
  • Trends in economic vulnerability in the Republic of Ireland 

    Whelan, Christopher T.; Nolan, Brian; Maitre, Bertrand (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2006)
    In this paper we evaluate trends in levels of economic vulnerability in Ireland during the period 1994-2001. We also document changes in the consequences of such vulnerability for social exclusion and in the social demographic ...
  • What has happened to replacement rates? 

    Callan, Tim; Nolan, Brian; O'Donoghue, Cathal (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1996)
    This paper compares different approaches to measuring changes in replacement rates in Ireland over time. Results based on microsimulation modelling suggest that the average replacement rate facing unemployed persons was ...