In this NERI long-read, Dr Tom McDonnell, NERI Co-director looks beyond the current crisis to discuss some of the principles that should guide economic policy into the 2020's, whether in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, or further afield.
This report by Ciarán Nugent, NERI economist provides a time-series analysis of labour market trends in the Republic of Ireland.
Little consideration appears to have been given to the misalignment between the reopening of many sectors of our economy whilst access to childcare remains so limited. This Research InBrief looks at the extent to which the workforce is likely to be affected by a misalignment between a return to work...
This NERI inbrief looks at trends in indicators of precarious employment and suggests that recent improvements may belie hidden precarity.
This inBrief shows that for all seven categories of worker set out in this analysis, deprivation rates are higher in 2017 than in the years leading up to the crisis, including for full-time, permanent staff.
Rapid advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics and other forms of automation technologies have unsurprisingly led to a re-emergence of ‘automation anxiety’ and suggestions by some that we are near the ‘end of work’.
This Research InBrief looks in detail at how young workers have been faring in the labour market in Northern Ireland since the 2007-2008 Global Economic Crisis.
The evidence on the prevalence and growth in at-risk categories of precariousness in the Republic of Ireland is mixed. This paper presents evidence from multiple survey sources on an array of indicators of at-risk forms of precarious employment as set out recently by the European Parliament...
This paper presents an overview of developments in the labour market in the Republic of Ireland, tracking a selection of indicators related to employment, unemployment and wages.
A main goal of workers and unions is to achieve wage growth that outstrips increasing costs of living. We call this ‘real’ wage growth and it is necessary for improving living standards.