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    The Care Economy, Covid-19 Recovery and Gender Equality – A Summary Report

    Ursula Barry, Emeritus Associate Professor, Gender Studies, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD Introduction 1 The propensity to care and the work of caring are the lifeblood of our social and economic systems. Care is central to the reproduction of society, part of the fundamental social infrastructure which holds society together….

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  • 100 years on: Time for an official Irish well-being index?

    Liam Delaney, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics 100 years since the start of the state, we are still left with many questions about how best to assess Ireland’s progress in terms of health and welfare. The 20th century in Ireland was characterised by high rates of urban infant mortality up…

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  • Home Education Resources and Achievement in Reading and Maths: Exploring the Potential Consequences of School Closures in Ireland

    Darragh Flannery, Kemmy Business School, Economics Department, University of Limerick The impact of school closures in terms of learning loss or other education or labour market outcomes will most likely take years to assess accurately. However, a recent working paper by Zsuzsa Blaskó, Patricia da Costa and Sylke Schnepf of the European Commission’s Joint Research…

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  • Institutional investment in the private rental sector in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic: a review of international ‘grey literature’ and reflections on the Irish context

    Michael Byrne, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD Introduction The impact of Covid-19 on tenants in the private rental sector has been widely discussed in media and policy debates (see Byrne, 2021), but there has been very little discussion of its impact on investment in the PRS. This is an important…

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  • UCD Covid Compared (UCD CoCo) – Displaying Restrictions across the Globe

    Robert Cazaciuc, University College Dublin1 Dr. Stephan Köppe, University College Dublin2 Key points UCD CoCo displays Covid-19 related restrictions globally. It is aimed at the general public and journalists. Benefits are simple and regularly updated graphs to initiate policy debates. Limitations are lack of nuance and inadequate display of policy interdependencies. Introduction The UCD CoCo…

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  • Build Forward Public: The Case For A Post Pandemic Housing Imaginary

    Professor Mary Murphy Department of Sociology, Maynooth University Expectations of paradigmatic change often overestimate the degree to which crises will result in change. The reality seems more consistent with Klein’s (2008 ‘Shock Doctrine’ which associates crisis with a reinforcement of neoliberalism. Our experiences of the 2008 crisis and subsequent austerity means we should not be…

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  • Income Distribution and the Impact of Social Transfers

    Patrick Malone Key Point: Income levels increased substantially between 2012 and 2019 following a number of years of contraction: with nominal median disposable household incomes increasing by €6,100 or 34% from over €17,900 in 2012 to almost €24,000 in 2019. The rise in direct income (i.e. income from employment and self-employment) has been the largest…

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  • COVID-19 Crisis Response Conference – Home Working 7th August

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a large section of the labour force who had been  working in centralised locations to switch to home working.  The switch to home working raises a wide range of questions about who can work from home and who wants to work from home; and about the consequences for workers’ wellbeing…

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  • Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response 15th May Slides and Videos

    A Testing and Tracing Chair  Prof Orla Doyle  Prof Alex Friedrich at University Medical Centre GroningenProf Patrick Wall, UCDProf Cliona O’Farrelly, TCDProf. Tomás Ryan (TCD) Video of the session here Note that the first presentation by Prof. Alex Friedrich is not publicly available as it contains previously unpublished data B SMEs, Innovators, and their recovery Chair…

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  • Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response 1st May Slides and Videos

    Session 1 – 10:00 – 11:30 A. Work and Organisations  Video Has COVID19 changed our relationship to work? In this session, research around work, motivation and self-regulation in a crisis will be discussed, along with practitioner views of the challenges facing employees from different perspectives.  Prof. Finian Buckley (DCU) SLIDESDr Deirdre O’Shea, (UL) SLIDESDr Nuala…

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  • Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response: Perspectives from Social Science 1st May

    The first case of Covid-19 was observed in Ireland on February 29th. In the past month, we have had  unprecedented change in every aspect of Irish society. The response to the pandemic progressed from warnings to school and pub closures, to a comprehensive shut down of non-essential workplaces, and strong guidelines on physical distancing, hygiene, and travel. …

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  • Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response 24th April Slides and Video

    A. Fiscal Policy Through The Crisis Video Dr. Stephen Kinsella (UL, Chair)Dr. Barra Roantree (ESRI),Minister Paschal Donohoe (Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform)Dr. Gemma Tetlow (Institute for Government) B. Human Rights Video Covid-19 has pushed our most marginalised communities further into isolation – prisoners, people in social care settings, international protection applicants, Travellers,…

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  • Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response: Perspectives from Social Science

    The first case of Covid-19 was observed in Ireland on February 29th. In the past month, we have had unprecedented change in every aspect of Irish society. The response to the pandemic progressed from warnings to school and pub closures, to a comprehensive shut down of non-essential workplaces, and strong guidelines on physical distancing, hygiene,…

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  • Policy Response to Covid-19

    The first case of Covid-19 was observed in Ireland on February 29th. In the past month, we have had  unprecedented change in every aspect of Irish society. The response to the pandemic progressed from warnings to school and pub closures, to a comprehensive shut down of non-essential workplaces, and strong guidelines on physical distancing, hygiene, and travel. …

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  • Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response: Perspectives from Social Science

    On-line Conference Announcement The first case of Covid-19 was observed in Ireland on February 29th. In the past month, we have had  unprecedented change in every aspect of Irish society. The response to the pandemic progressed from warnings to school and pub closures, to a comprehensive shut down of non-essential workplaces, and strong guidelines on physical distancing,…

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