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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 ...
  • Comparing poverty indicators in an enlarged EU 

    Whelan, Christopher T .; Maitre, Bertrand (ESRI, 2008-11-13)
    In this paper, using the EU-SILC 2006 data-set, we seek to explore the extent to which a consideration of welfare regime and socio-economic differences in poverty levels and patterns and variation in the consequences of ...
  • The economic and social implications of demographic change 

    Fahey, Tony; FitzGerald, John D.; Maitre, Bertrand (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1998)
    This Society was founded in the midst of the population crisis caused by the Famine. No crisis on the scale of the Famine occurred again in the Society?s history, but various forms of demographic ?weakness?, such as high ...
  • Identifying economically vulnerable groups as the economic crisis emerged 

    Whelan, Christopher T.; Maitre, Bertrand (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2010)
    A frequent refrain during recent debates on welfare cuts and tax increases has related to the need to ?protect the vulnerable?. However, it is far from clear that a consensus exists on which individuals or groups are to ...
  • Mapping patterns of multiple deprivation using self-organising maps : an application to EU-SILC data for Ireland 

    Pisati, Maurizio; Whelan, Christopher T.; Lucchini, Mario; Maitre, Bertrand (Economic and Social Research Institute, 2009-03-31)
    The development of conceptual frameworks for the analysis of social exclusion has somewhat out-stripped related methodological developments. This paper seeks to contribute to this process through the application of ...
  • ?New? and ?old? social risks: life cycle and social class perspectives on social exclusion in Ireland 

    Whelan, Christopher T.; Maitre, Bertrand (Economic & Social Research InstituteDublin, 2008)
    The life cycle concept has come to have considerable prominence in Irish social policy debate. However, this has occurred without any systematic effort to link its usage to the broader literature relating to the concept. ...
  • 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 ...