Little consideration appears to have been given to the misalignment between the reopening of many sectors of our economy whilst access to childcare remains so limited. This Research InBrief looks at the extent to which the workforce is likely to be affected by a misalignment between a return to work...
This inBrief compares the tax take in the Republic of Ireland and UK to other wealthy European countries. The analysis suggests that the Republic and UK are low tax jurisdictions, with significant gaps in social contributions and under the heading of labour tax.
This NERI inbrief looks at trends in indicators of precarious employment and suggests that recent improvements may belie hidden precarity.
This inBrief shows that for all seven categories of worker set out in this analysis, deprivation rates are higher in 2017 than in the years leading up to the crisis, including for full-time, permanent staff.
In this research inBrief, we summarise a recent NERI working paper: Matching skills needs with skills reserves:Protecting workers & communities for a Just Transition.
Rapid advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics and other forms of automation technologies have unsurprisingly led to a re-emergence of ‘automation anxiety’ and suggestions by some that we are near the ‘end of work’.
This Research InBrief looks in detail at how young workers have been faring in the labour market in Northern Ireland since the 2007-2008 Global Economic Crisis.
Residential property is a major component of wealth and the introduction in the Republic of Ireland of the Local Property Tax (LPT) in 2013 was a positive and necessary reform. Almost all advanced economies have some recurrent tax on immovable property.
A main goal of workers and unions is to achieve wage growth that outstrips increasing costs of living. We call this ‘real’ wage growth and it is necessary for improving living standards.
This Research InBrief provides an overview of the latest data on employee earnings in Northern Ireland - on an hourly, weekly and annual basis.