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Blog Archive | April 2018

Temporary contracts: what we (might not) know from survey data

Posted on April 30, 2018 by Ciarán Nugent

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Changes to the labour market over recent decades and changes to come due to technological advancement and globalisation are of ongoing interest to economists and the public alike. The growth of non-standard or atypical working contracts as a share of employment is well documented across the majority of OECD countries over the past two or three decades.  As the Irish economy is on track over the …

Guest Blog - Laurie Macfarlane: To solve the housing crisis, we need to fix our broken land economy

Posted on April 26, 2018

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The UK, along with many other advanced economies, is facing a major housing affordability crisis. Average house prices are now on average nearly eight times that of incomes across England and Wales, and up to 39 times in parts of central London. A whole generation finds itself priced out of the market, struggling to make ends meet in the face of eye-watering rents. Over the past 15 years’ …

Is low pay the reason for the working poor? Low pay and in-work poverty in Ireland today.

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Lisa Wilson

There has long been an assumption that work is the best and most effective route out of poverty. This maxim however has been questioned recently by a report published by Social Justice Ireland who posit that there is over 104,000 people in employment in Ireland who are living in households with an income which is less than the official poverty line - about €250 per adult per week. The working …

Slides from NERI Seminar: 'Housing shock in Ireland - new inequalities, financialisation, and the right to a home

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Louisa O'Brien

Slides from NERI Seminar on 'Housing shock in Ireland - new inequalities, financialisation, and the right to a home' presented by Dr Rory Hearne, Post Doctoral Researcher, Social Science Institute, NUI Maynooth on 11th April, 2018. Presentation at NERI Seminar by Dr Rory Hearne, NUI Maynooth from NevinInstitute

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