The Economic and Social Review

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.


Managing Editor

FRANK WALSH, School of Economics, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland

Policy Section Editor

ALAN AHEARNE, National University of Ireland, Galway

Associate Editors

RON DAVIES, University College Dublin

GERDA DEWIT, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare

VINCENT HOGAN, University College Dublin

KANIKA KAPUR, University College Dublin

JOHN MCHALE, National University of Ireland, Galway

KIERAN MCQUINN, Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland

HELEN RUSSELL, The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin



Welcome to the new webpages for The Economic and Social Review!


Welcome to the new webpages for The Economic and Social Review. Please feel free to browse the Journal, which is now fully Open Access. Current issues of the Journal will appear here as will past issues and the complete archives. The journal has been moved to a modern journal management system based on the Open Journal System software. Registration as a user is not necessary to search and read the issues of the Journal, however registration will allow you to access additional tools and resources as they become available.

Posted: 2013-09-26
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Vol 45, No 1, Spring (2014): with Policy Papers from 'Future Directions of the Irish Economy' Conference, 10 January 2014

Table of Contents


The Influence of Family Structure on Child Outcomes: Evidence for Ireland PDF
Carmel Hannan, Brendan Halpin 1-24
Socio-economic Inequalities in Child Health in Ireland PDF
Anne Nolan, Richard Layte 25-64
Minority Status, Social Welfare Status and their Association with Child Participation in Sporting, Cultural and Community Activities PDF
Bryan Coughlan, Edel Doherty, Ciaran O'Neill, Brian E. McGuire 65-85

Policy Section Articles

Ireland’s Medium-Term Growth Prospects: a Phoenix Rising? PDF
Nicholas Crafts 87-112
Ireland’s Banking System – Looking Forward PDF
Thorsten Beck 113-134
Ireland’s Fiscal Framework: Options for the Future PDF
George Kopits 135-158

ISSN: 0012-9984