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  • Building research capacity in the social sciences ? alternatives approaches 

    Ruane, Frances; Whelan, Brendan J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2011)
    In contrast to previous decades, the past decade has seen major investments by the Irish government in the national research capacity. As part of this investment, there has been a significant investment in the social ...
  • Conservatives, liberals and pragmatists: disaggregating the results of the Irish abortion referendums of 1992 

    Sinnott, Richard; Walsh, Brendan M.; Whelan, Brendan J. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1995)
    This paper examines the results of three referendums on abortion which were held in November 1992 relating to Travel, Information and the Substantive Issue. By solving a set of simultaneous equations, it shows that the ...
  • The determinants of female labour force participation: an economic analysis of survey data 

    Walsh, Brendan M.; Whelan, Brendan J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1974)
    This study has a double focus, substantive and methodological. Substantively, it attempts to apply and test a fairly well known model of labour supply. From a methodological point of view, it shows how the Linear Probability ...
  • Equality of opportunity in Irish schools - a reassessment 

    Whelan, Christopher T.; Whelan, Brendan J. (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1985)
    In a recent publication, we examined the available evidence on social mobility in the Republic of Ireland. Our contention that substantial inequalities exist conflicts sharply with the conclusion of Greaney and Kellaghan ...
  • 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 ...
  • Party support in the Dail elections 1981-1992: an ecological analysis 

    Sinnott, Richard; Whelan, Brendan J.; McBride, James (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1996)
    This paper is a contribution to the aggregate-level or ecological analysis of voting behaviour in Ireland. It updates and re-evaluates previous research by considering the six elections of 1981,1982 (February), 1982 ...
  • Ransam - random sample design for Ireland 

    Whelan, Brendan J. (Economic and Social Research InstituteDublin, 1979)
    The purpose of this paper is to describe RANSAM , the computer-based system for drawing random samples from the Electoral Register, which has been developed over the past few years at ESRI. This system, which is updated ...
  • Turnout in second order elections: the case of EP elections in Dublin 1984 and 1989 

    Sinnott, Richard; Whelan, Brendan J. (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 1992)
    This paper argues that the distinction between first order and second order elections should be used as an analytical tool rather than as a source of different standards to be applied in assessing turnout. The Maastricht ...