Read more: Labour Force Survey Quarter 3 2023
The Central Statistics Office has released findings from the Labour Force Survey Quarter 3 2023. The estimated labour market participation rate for persons aged 15 and over in Q3 2023 was 65.8%, the highest rate recorded since Q3 2008.
Read more: Generative AI and Jobs: Policies to Manage the Transition
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has published a policy brief “Generative AI and Jobs: Policies to Manage the Transition” that adds a global perspective to the debate on the labour markets and generative AI, and emphasizes the importance of policies ensuring job quality and fair transitions.
Read more: Higher Education Outcomes – Health Graduates 2020 Destination Outcomes
The CSO has published “Higher Education Outcomes – Health Graduates 2020 Destination Outcomes” which examines the destinations of health graduates in terms of employment and re-enrolment in education in Ireland and analyses graduates’ migration patterns over the last decade using administrative data.
Read more: Sub-minimum wages in Ireland
The ESRI has published a report “Sub-minimum wages in Ireland”. The report examines sub-minimum wage employment in Ireland and finds that, while all young workers aged 15–19 could legally be paid a sub-minimum wage rate, the majority receive higher pay.
Read more: National Skills Bulletin
The Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in Solas, on behalf of the National Skills Council, has published the National Skills Bulletin 2023.
Read more: Income Distribution and Redistribution in Ireland – A Geographical Exploration
This research examines the factors that have influenced the distribution and redistribution of household incomes in Ireland at four geographical scales – state, region, county and electoral district (ED) – over recent decades. The international research on the geographical distribution of personal incomes has concluded that the transition to neoliberal economic strategies in many economically…
Read more: Job quality of minimum wage workers in Ireland
A new Economic and Social Research Institute report: “Job quality of minimum wage workers in Ireland” has been published. The study examines the quality of minimum wage jobs in Ireland across a range of different measures. The report is available here.
Read more: Cork the Capital of Pappa Lattes? Paternity Benefit Take-up in Ireland
To mark Father’s Day in Ireland, this article looks at how many fathers are actually taking paternity benefit. Since 2016, Irish fathers had been granted – for the first time – paid statutory leave at the birth of their child. Hence, it is timely to take a closer look at these fathers. Who are they…
Read more: Pensions automatic enrolment reduces the mental health gap in retirement savings
Ageing populations and longer life expectancies mean that more people are retiring and spending more years in retirement. This trend places an enormous burden on governments to ensure that people save adequately for their retirement and are financially secure in retirement. Individuals with mental health conditions are particularly at risk of financial vulnerability in retirement…