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Research Working Papers

This series publishes articles which describe the results of research funded by the Combat Poverty Agency undertaken by current or recent recipients of the Combat Poverty Agency’s research funding mechanism, the Poverty Research Initiative. The Working Papers Series makes research findings from CPA-funded research more readily available and in an accessible format. The series produces high-quality, peer-reviewed papers containing original, scientifically rigorous analysis of research and policy issues related to poverty in Ireland.

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11/8 Liz Kerrins, Caroline Fahey and Sheila Greene
All around the garden: A review of Irish local government policy on the built environment for children and young people in social housing
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11/8

Liz Kerrins, Sheila Greene & Síle Murphy
Going Without: Measuring Child Poverty and Social Exclusion in Ireland

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11/08

Eoghan Garve, Eithne Murphy, Paul Osikoya
Estimates of the Cost of a Child in Ireland

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11/03

Hugh Frazer and Maurice Devlin
An Assessment of Ireland's Approach to Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion among Children from European and Local Perspectives

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11/02 Tony Fahy, Michelle Norris, Desmond McCaffery and Eileen Humphreys Combating Social Disadvantage in Social Housing Estates:The policy implications of a ten-year follow-up study

 

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11/01

Deirdre O'Connor, Sara Cantillon, Judy Walsh
Rights-Based Approaches to Food Poverty in Ireland

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10/09 Threshold:
Migrants and Poverty in the Private Rented Sector in Dublin City: An Analysis of the Experience of Migrants Seeking Assistance from Threshold
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10/08

Noreen Byrne, Carol Power, Olive McCarthy and
Michael Ward
The Potential for Impact of Credit Unions on Members' Financial Capability: An Exploratory Study

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10/07 Olivier Bargain and
Karina Doorley
In-work Transfers in Good Times and Bad: Simulations for Ireland
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10/06 Olivier Bargain, Olivier Donni & Monnet Gbakou
The Measurement of Child Costs:
Evidence from Ireland

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10/05

Allison Dunne
Dividing Lines: Streaming, access to the curriculum and Junior Certificate achievement in Ireland

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10/04 Jane Gray
Poverty and the Lifecycle in 20th Century Ireland: changing experiences of childhood, education and the transition to adulthood
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10/03

Threshold
Access to Housing for One-Person Households in Ireland

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10/02 Ted Fleming, Andrew Loxley, Aidan Kenny & Fergal Finnegan
Where Next? A study of work and life experiences of mature students in three higher education institutions
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10/01 One Parent Exchange Network
Research to Identify the Needs of Minority Ethnic Groups Parenting Alone in Ireland
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09/09

Elisa Baroni and Cathal O’Donoghue
Poverty Impact of State Pension Reform on the Elderly: an Analysis of Reform Proposals in the 2007 Irish Green Paper

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09/08 Dr Marianne Breen & Prof Nicholas Rees
Learning how to be an Active Citizen in Dublin's Docklands: the significance of informal processes
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09/07 Dr Rory Hearne
Origins, Developments and Outcomes of Public-Private Partnerships in Ireland: the case of PPPs in social housing regeneration
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09/06 Yseult Freeney & Michael O'Connell
Psychological, Economic and Academic Predictors of the Intention to Leave School Early
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09/05 OPEN & Threshold
Open Door: lone parents in the private rented sector: problems and policies
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09/04

Patricia Keilthy
Medical Card Eligibility: profiling people in poverty without a medical card using EU-SILC 2006

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09/03

S Burke, N Murphy, C Lanigan and L Anderson, Respond! Housing Association
An Asset-Based Approach to Skills-Banking within Respond! Communities

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09/02 Stuart Stamp
An Exploratory Analysis of Financial Difficulties Among Those Living Below the Poverty Line in Ireland
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09/01 Declan Redmond & Michelle Norris
Private Sector Involvement in the Regeneration of Social Housing Estates
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One Family
Lone Parents and Employment: what are the real issues
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(One Family website)

08/11

Liam O'Sullivan
Health and Wellbeing of Family Carers in Ireland: Results of a survey of recipients of the Carer’s Allowance

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08/10 Francesca Lundstrom
The Living Alone Allowance as a Policy Response to Tackling Poverty: a sociological perspective
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Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Irish Health Poverty Index (interim release)

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(IPH website)

- Bernadette Mac Mahon, John Carey & Ann Stokes
Minimum Essential Budgets for Six Households

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(VPJ website)

08/09 Paul Rocks
The Working Poor in Ireland: an analysis of EU-SILC 2005
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08/08 Mary Murphy
Ideas, Interests and Institutions; Explaining Irish Social Security Policy
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08/07 Dr Cathal O’Connell, Dr Joe Finnerty, Ms Orla Egan
Hidden Voices: An Exploratory Study of Young Carers in Cork
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08/06 Karin O'Sullivan
Primary Care Access for Homeless People
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08/05 Dr Brendan Halpin & Mr John Hill
Active Labour Market Programmes and Poverty Dynamics in Ireland
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08/04 Dr Áine Cregan
Sociolinguistic Perspectives on the Context of Schooling in Ireland (Volume Two): Parent Perceptions
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08/03 Eithne Murphy, Eoghan Garvey, Stephen O’Neill
Cost of Living for Different Social Groups in Ireland, 1994-2003
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08/02 Dr Maura Adshead and Dr Michelle Millar
NAPS Policy and Process - what have we learned?
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08/01 Dr Bernadette Quinn, Dr Kevin A Griffin and Jane Stacey
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Holidaying: Towards Developing Policy in Ireland
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07/04 Andrew McLaran, Vanda Clayton and Paula Brudell
Empowering Communities in Disadvantaged Urban Areas: towards greater community participation in urban planning
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07/03 Áine Cregan
From Difference To Disadvantage: Talking Posh: sociolinguistic perspectives on the context of schooling in Ireland
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07/02 Martina Prunty
Older People in Poverty in Ireland: an analysis of EU-SILC 2004
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07/01
Eileen Connolly
The Institutionalisation of Anti-Poverty and Social Exclusion Policy in Irish Social Partnership

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06/03

Deirdre O'Loughlin
Credit Consumption and Debt Accumulation among Low-Income Consumers: Key Consequences and Intervention Strategies. An Exploratory Study

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06/02 Tina Byrne, Elizabeth Nixon, Paula Mayock & Jean Whyte
Free Time and Leisure Needs of Young People Living in Disadvantaged Communities
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06/01 Mary Manandhar, Michelle Share, Sharon Friel, Orla Walsh & Fiona Hardy
Food, Nutrition and Poverty among Asylum-Seekers in North-West Ireland
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05/05 Noreen Byrne, Olive McCarthy & Michael Ward
Meeting the Credit Needs of Low-Income Groups: Credit Unions v Moneylenders
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05/04 Anne Coakley
Mothers, Welfare and Labour Market Activation
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05/03

Vanessa Gash
The Labour Market Outcomes of Atypical Employment in Ireland and Denmark

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05/02

Aogán Mulcahy & Eoin O'Mahony
Policing and Social Marginalisation in Ireland

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05/01

Eilis Hennessy & Mary Donnelly
After-School Care in Disadvantaged Areas: the perspectives of children, parents and experts

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Special Report:
FM Kelly & AJ Parker, Centre for Retail Studies, University College Dublin
A Study of Retail Accessibility for Older People: The Elderly Poor and Access to Retail Services

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04/01 Sharon Friel, Orla Walsh & Denise McCarthy
The Financial Cost of Healthy Eating in Ireland
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04/02 Carmel Corrigan
Exploring an Income Adequacy Standard for Children
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04/03 Eithne Murphy & Eoghan Garvey
A Consumer Price Index for Low-Income Households in Ireland
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