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- PublicationHospitalized psychiatric morbidity in Ireland : a suggested approach(Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1967-06)
- PublicationSome Irish population problems reconsidered(Economic and Social Research Institute, 1968)
- PublicationSome influences on the intercounty variation in Irish psychiatric hospitalization rates(Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1968)
;An examination of the effect of sex and age structure on psychiatric hospitalization rate and its regional variations in Ireland has been carried out. Statistical testing, by regression, of the influence of selected socioeconomic variables on hospitalization rate produced some interesting results. Of most interest was the finding that elderly populations tended to increase hospitalization rate at all age groups. It is hoped to carry this work further using more refined data. 467Scopus© Citations 11
- PublicationAnother look at the Concept of "Overpopulation"(The University of Chicago Press, 1968-10)
- PublicationInfluences on mobility and employment in Irish family farming(An Foras Talúntais, 1969)This is a study of some of the economic and demographic determinants of the decline in employment among farmer and farmers' relatives between 1951 and 1961 in the Republic of Ireland. Net migration and employment decline have been studied separately for each of these employment categories, and multiple regression techniques applied to test a model of the dynamics of the family-farm labour force. The principal findings reported are: (i) there is some responsiveness to expected family-farm income in the migration decisions of both employment categories, but this factor does not account for much of the inter-county variation in migration in either category ; (ii) a major source of variation in employment decline among farmers is the number of farmers' deaths expected over the period, and (iii) the increase in the number of farmers' relatives expected in the absence of migration does not contribute significantly to the explanation of employment decline, but does account for much of the variation in the level of net migration, among this employment category. These findings are, in general, confirmed when the model is tested on age-specific data. In addition to illumination the reasons for the changes that have occurred in the family-farm labour force between 1951-61, it is believed that the model presented here can be readily applied to help forecast the future behaviour of this labour force.
- PublicationMental illness in the Republic of Ireland : first admissions(Irish Medical Association, 1970)
- PublicationEconometric macro-model building in the Irish context(Economic and Social Research Institute, 1970)
- PublicationReligion and demographic behaviour in Ireland(Economic and Social Research Institute, 1970-05)
- PublicationEconomic and demographic adjustment of the Irish agricultural labour force, 1961-66(An Foras Talúntais, 1971)The 1961-66 intercensal period saw the continuation of the post-war decline in both the absolute size of the Irish farm labour force and its share in total employment. In this paper attention is focussed on the different patterns of adjustment in the numbers of farmers, farmers' relatives assisting, and agricultural labourers. The importance of the mortality of the existing labour force in bringing about the reduction in numbers is documented. The factors affecting net mobility out of farming occupations are studied in detail for the cohort of males aged 15-19 in 1961. The dominant role of income expectations as a determinant of net mobility is supported by the results of an estimated (ordinary least squares) regression model.
- PublicationAspects of labour supply and demand, with special reference to the employment of women in Ireland(Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1971)There has been a resurgence of interest among economists in the theoretical and empirical aspects of labour supply and demand. Additionally, the present widespread interest in the position of woman in society naturally focusses attention on her role in the economy, and creates a demand for information regarding the relevance of sex as a variable in studies of the labour market. The present study is intended to provide some information on these topics in an Irish context.
- PublicationThe economics of equal pay(Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1972)
- PublicationPoverty in Ireland : research priorities, account of one-day conference held in ESRI, April 18, 1972(Economic and Social Research Institute, 1972)
- PublicationTrends in age at marriage in postwar Ireland(Population Association of America, 1972-05)
- PublicationValidity of indices of alcoholism : a comment from Irish experience(British Medical Association, 1973)
- PublicationAlphabetical voting : an analysis of the 1973 general election in the Republic of Ireland(Economic and Social Research Institute, 1973)
- PublicationWomen and employment in Ireland : results of a national survey(Economic and Social Research Institute, 1973)
- PublicationThe demand for beer and spirits in Ireland(Royal Irish Academy, 1973)
; ;This paper is primarily an attempt to estimate econometric demand equations for beer and spirits in Ireland, but it is hoped that it also sheds light on some of the general considerations involved in empirical demand analysis. The results, taken in conjuction with earlier studies, suggest that certain variables, in addition to price and income, play a significant role in such demand analysis in Ireland. A useful variable in this context is the dependency ration, which measures changes in the age structure of the population. The results also support the thesis that dynamic elements are of considerable importance in demand theory. The most serious technical problem encountered in the study was the high degree of multicollinearity in the explanatory variables. It emerged that some of the conventional rules of thumb normally used for identifying the existence of this problem failed to exercise sufficient discrimination, and this provides a salutary lesson. 245
- PublicationMarital status and birth order in a sample of Dublin males(Cambridge University Press, 1973)The association between birth order and marital status has been explored in a sample of 2500 adult males living in Dublin in 1968. Higher proportions ever-married were found among both eldest sons and eldest children than among the rest of the sample at each age below 46 years. In general, the lowest proportions ever-married were found among youngest sons and youngest children. Differences between the mean ages at marriage of the various birth orders were found among the married sub-sample that accorded with expectations based on the differentials in proportions ever-married. Hypotheses that might be supported by these findings are discussed.
- PublicationThe determinants of female labour force participation : an economic analysis of survey data(The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1974)
;This study has a double focus, substantive and methodological. Substantively, it attempts to apply and test a fairly well known model of labour supply. From a methodological point of view, it shows how the Linear Probability Function (LPF) may be applied to the analysis of survey data. This technique is one of a family of multivanate methods which are being increasingly applied to the analysis of behaviour on the micro-level in a wide variety of social science disciplines economics, sociology, psychology, demography, etc. 897
- PublicationThe structure of unemployment in Ireland, 1954-72(Economic and Social Research Institute, 1974)