The fifth all-Ireland inter-disciplinary annual Labour Market conference took place in NUI Maynooth on 12th May. The biggest such conference yet, it drew participation from trade unionists, researchers and policy analysts from across the island. An overview of the 32 presentations at the conference is now available here . The theme of precarious work was very much to the fore of the conference with presentations from across a number of disciplines. Presentations by NERI staff included the following:
Paul Goldrick-Kelly: The Fiscal Implications of Demographic Change on Public Health Spending: An Update
Paul MacFlynn: Productivity in NI: Strengths and Weaknesses
This Institute is delighted to continue working with various institutions of higher education across the island in hosting this annual event which is now a landmark one and the only one of its kind. We are also very appreciative of the help we receive from the Central Statistics Office and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency in continuing to access data on the labour market which underpins our research.
As always, our colleague Louisa Gavin made it all possible.