The Economic and Social Review

Web of Science Impact Factor (2016): 0.771

Scopus SJR (2016): 0.407

The Economic and Social Review is Ireland's leading journal for economics and applied social science. The Journal is published four times a year.

The ESR invites high quality submissions in economics, sociology, and cognate disciplines on topics of relevance to Ireland. Contributions based on original empirical research and employing a comparative international approach are particularly encouraged.

The ESR incorporates a policy section that contains applied articles addressing important questions relating to economic and social policy. While these articles do not necessarily have to contain new academic research results, they are subject to the same refereeing process as our academic articles. Suggestions to the Editor for specially themed policy sections are welcome.

*** From the Spring 2017 issue, the ESR will be published online only ***


Managing Editor

Martina Lawless, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin 2, Ireland

Policy Section Editor

John Cullinan, National University of Ireland, Galway

Associate Editors

Ron Davies, University College Dublin

Gerda Dewit, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co.Kildare

Orla Doyle, University College Dublin

Vincent Hogan, University College Dublin

John McHale, National University of Ireland, Galway

Kieran McQuinn, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin

Helen Russell, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin

Christopher T. Whelan, University College Dublin



Vol 48, No 3, Autumn (2017)

Table of Contents


Vahagn Galstyan, Adnan Velic
Frances McGinnity, Gillian Kingston
Stefanie Doebler, Ian Shuttleworth, Myles Gould

Policy Section Articles

Adele Bergin, Abian Garcia-Rodriguez, Edgar L. W. Morgenroth, Donal Smith
Yota Deli, Derek Lambert, Martina Lawless, Kieran McQuinn, Edgar L. W. Morgenroth
Paul Hanly, Corina Sheerin