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Ciarán Nugent

Ciarán Nugent is a research assistant at the NERI. He is currently working on a number of projects relating to the Irish and European labour markets. Ciarán previously worked as a teaching assistant in Political Science in Trinity College Dublin and as a tutor in Economics in NUI Maynooth.  His research interests are income distribution, labour markets, living standards, housing affordability and intergenerational inequality.  He graduated with an MA in Economics and BA in International Politics from NUI Maynooth.

The housing crisis: rising costs, falling living standards

Posted on January 09, 2018 by Ciarán Nugent

 The national median disposable, net or after tax wage has increased by just under 8% since 2012 (now at €2,087 p.m. approx.) whilst the take home pay of a full-time minimum wage worker has increased by about 10% (now at €1,490). The most recent reports by daft.ie show an almost 60% rise in average rents across the country and 40% growth in asking prices for residential properties in the …

Posted in: Wages

Intergenerational Inequality in Ireland

Posted on May 29, 2017 by Ciarán Nugent

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A Eurobarometer poll of 16-30 year olds in 2016 found that 68% of Irish respondents felt excluded from economic and social life by the crisis compared to 57% in the EU as a whole and 27% in Germany. Although in some corners these concerns are likely to be dismissed as the whining of a spoilt, apathetic and lazy generation, addicted to PlayStation and terrible music, these concerns are borne out …

Posted in: IncomeInequalityJobsLiving wage

The growth of precarious work in the Republic of Ireland

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Ciarán Nugent

Precarious Work
The trend of rising non-standard employment across the developed world is by now, well established.  Full-time permanent positions as a proportion of employment are in decline as part-time and fixed-term contracts are rising. The growth of ‘precarious’ work (often used as a blanket-term for low-wage and/or insecure work) has been of growing concern to policymakers, academics and workers …

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