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Conference on Social Transfers and Poverty Alleviation in Ireland

Wednesday morning, 11th December, 2013

ESRI, Dublin



The Department of Social Protection along with the Economic and Social Research Institute are organising a national conference to discuss new research on social transfers and poverty. The conference will take place on the morning of Wednesday, 11th December, 2013, in the offices of the Economic and Social Research Institute.  


The conference will feature the publication of a new research report for the Department of Social Protection on Social Transfers and Poverty Alleviationin Ireland. The authors are Dorothy Watson and Bertrand Maître (both of the ESRI and Trinity College Dublin). The report provides new insights on the role of social transfers in Ireland, particularly assessing their effectiveness and efficiency. It provides insights on why social transfers played a greater role in alleviating poverty and deprivation in Ireland between 2004 and 2011. It assesses the impact of social transfers across different life-cycle groups and provides a comparative analysis of social transfers in Ireland with other EU countries.


The conference will also present contributions by international experts in the field, including:


  • Herwig Immervoll (Senior Economist, Head of Employment-Oriented Social Policies, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD))
  • Dominic Richardson (Social Policy Division, OECD)


The conference will include inputs from national stakeholders.  


Please find brochure here and booking form to register.


You can find the new research report and briefing on Social Transfers and Poverty Alleviation in Ireland by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).


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Department of Social Protection, Gandon House, Amiens Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
An Roinn Coimirce Sóisialaí, Teach Gandon, Sráid Amiens, Baile Átha Cliath 1, Éire.


Tel: + 353 1 7043968 Fax: + 353 1 7043945

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