Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland

Articles from Vol. 43, Annual

2013-14 Barrington Lecture: Dis-Entangling the Mortgage Arrears Crisis: The Role of the Labour Market, Income Volatility and Negative Equity
1. INTRODUCTION With about one in five residential mortgages in a delinquent state, the Irish mortgage crisis is arguably the most profound across the OECD. The high rate of mortgage arrears has prompted much debate and a number of policy interventions...
Extending Supply Side Statistics for the Tourism Sector: A New Approach Based on Linked-Administrative Data
INTRODUCTION Tourism activity is a complex, demand driven, phenomena. The tourism sector, as defined by the 2008 International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics or IRTS (United Nations Statistics Division, 2010), reflects this complexity by...
Income and Income Tax Inequalities in Ireland-New Evidence and Further Illustration of the Progressivity of the Irish Income Tax System
1. INTRODUCTION This paper seeks to contribute to the research on income inequality in Ireland and the progressivity of the Irish income tax system by presenting new evidence on the extent of income inequality over the past decade and the degree...
Money Demand in Ireland, 1933-2012
1. INTRODUCTION In this paper we study the long-run dynamics of money (as measured by M1 and M2), real GDP, consumer prices and interest rates in Ireland over the period 1933-2012. The purpose of the analysis is to see whether the behavior of these...
Proceedings of the Statistical and Social Inquiry of Ireland One Hundred and Sixty-Seventh Session: 2013/2014
First Meeting The first ordinary meeting of the Society was held at 6:00pm on Thursday 24th October 2013 at the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin. The President, Prof. John FitzGerald, was in the chair. Prof. Stefan Gerlach and Ms. Rebecca...
Safeguarding Trust in Irish Official Statistics: A Code of Practice for the Irish Statistical System
1. INTRODUCTION In November 2011, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform published their plan 'Public Service Reform' (DPER, 2011) which outlined how customer services and public sector efficiency was to be improved over the coming four...
The Economic Structure of Towns in Ireland
1. INTRODUCTION While there has been a significant amount of research on urban areas or rural areas (Quigley, 1998; Cervero, 2001; Terluin, 2003; Agarwal et al., 2009), there is been a relative paucity of research on small and medium sized towns....
The European Statistics Code of Practice as a Pillar to Strengthen Public Trust and Enhance Quality in Official Statistics
1--PUBLIC TRUST AND QUALITY IN OFFICIAL STATISTICS Creating and maintaining public trust in official statistics is a complex process, involving a wide range of issues going from aspects related to leadership and clarity of communication to aspects...
The Impact of the Patent Cliff on Pharma-Chem Output in Ireland
1. INTRODUCTION Given the weight of the pharmaceutical sector in Irish GDP, this paper seeks to assess the impact of the current 'patent cliff' in the pharmaceutical sector on the Irish economy. The paper begins with an overview of the sector both...
The Irish Statistical System-Preserving Trust through Quality Standards
Introduction and Context Statistics are above the public debate in that they must be seen to be produced impartially, free from political interference and commanding trust. Statistics are below the public debate in that they underpin decision-making,...
Using an Administrative Primary Care Health Activity Indicator to Address Under-Enumeration in the 2011 Census in Northern Ireland
1. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this paper is to outline important development work that NISRA undertook in terms of utilising an administrative Primary Care health activity indicator to help address under-enumeration in the 2011 Census. The approach,...
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