This section contains research commissioned or funded by The Executive Office.

Publications pre-2010 can be accessed via the PRONI website.

2017

Investigating Links in Achievement and Deprivation (ILiAD)

Author: Professor Ruth Leitch et al, QUB
Publication Date: September 2017

2016

A study exploring the experiences and barriers of young people who are NEET and measures for preventing young people becoming NEET

Author: National Children’s Bureau
Publication date: September 2016

Helping the most vulnerable out of the poverty trap and reducing inequality: Policies, Strategies and Services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Authors: Dillenburger, K, McKerr, L, & Jordan, J-A
Publication Dates: July 2016

The Over-Representation of Disabled Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in Northern Ireland

Authors: Kelly, B, Dowling, S and Winter, K Queen's University Belfast
Publication Dates: March 2014 and March 2016

Growing Up On an Interface - Findings and Implications for the Social Needs, Mental Health and Lifetime Opportunities of Belfast Youth

Authors: E. Mark Cummings, Peter Shirlow, Brendan Browne, Clare Dwyer, Christine E. Merrilees, Laura K. Taylor
Publication date: 25 March 2016

An Investigation of Gender Equality issues at the Executive Level in the Northern Ireland Public Sector

Author: Professor Joan Ballantine
Publication Date: February 2016

2015

    Social Exclusion and Sport in Northern Ireland

    Author: Professor Owen Hargie, Dr Ian Somerville and David Mitchell
    Publication date: 2 December 2015

    ICT & Me - An exploration of how young people’s use of ICT impacts on GCSE attainment

    Author: National Children’s Bureau NI
    Publication Date: October 2015

    Mind Your Health -The Physical and Mental Health of Looked After Children and Young people in Northern Ireland

    Author: Dominic McSherry
    Publication date: October 2015

    Recession, Resilience and Rebalancing Social Economies in Northern Ireland

    Author: Paul Hickman, Elaine Batty, Chris Dayson and Jenny Muir
    Publication date: January 2015

    2014

    The dynamics of Police legitimacy among young people

    Authors: Lee Devaney, Sam Pehrson, Dominic Bryan and Danielle Blaylock
    Publication Date: December 2014

    Child and Working Age Poverty in Northern Ireland 2010 - 2020 report (final update)

    Author: James Browne, Andrew Hood and Robert Joyce; Institute for Fiscal Studies
    Publication date: November 2014

    An Investigation of Gender Equality Issues at the Executive Level in Northern Ireland Public Sector Organisations

    Author: Professor Joan Ballantine, Dr Graeme Banks, Professor Kathryn Haynes, Dr Melina Manochin, Mr Tony Wall
    Publication Date: October 2014

    Evaluation of the effectiveness of the ‘prison to peace: learning from the experience of political ex-prisoners' educational programme

    Authors: Lesley Emerson, Karen Orr and Paul Connolly
    Publication Date: October 2014

    Childcare Research final report

    Author: RSM McClure Watters
    Publication Date: July 2014

    Economy in Transition: Future Drivers, Challenges, Impacts and Issues for Policy Consideration

    Author: Oxford Economics
    Publication Date: June 2014

    Understanding Socio-Economic Inequalities affecting Older People

    Author: Paul McGill
    Publication Date: June 2014

    An exploratory study of the wealth of Older People in Ireland – North and South

    Author: Professor Paddy Hillyard
    Publication Date: June 2014

    Childminding in NI: an exploration of practice and quality issues and of the impacts of vertical placements on children

    Author: National Childrens Bureau (NCB)
    Publication Date: June 2014

    Financial Resilience and Security: Examining the impact of falling housing markets on low income homeowners in Northern Ireland

    Author: Alison Wallace, Anwen Jones and David Rhodes
    Publication Date: May 2014

    The Social Economy in Northern Ireland

    Author: Brendan Murtagh, Queen’s University Belfast
    Publication Date: January 2014

    Recession, Resilience and Rebalancing Social Economies in Northern Ireland

    Author: Paul Hickman, Elaine Batty, Chris Dayson & Jenny Muir; University of Sheffield
    Publication Date: January 2014

    Child and Working Age Poverty in Northern Ireland over the next decade: an update

    Author: James Browne, Andrew Hood and Robert Joyce; Institute for Fiscal Studies
    Publication date: January 2014

    2013

    The Long View of Community Relations in Northern Ireland: 1989-2012

    Authors: Duncan Morrow, Gillian Robinson and Lizanne Dowds
    Publication Date: December 2013

    Study of Income and Expenditure Poverty in Northern Ireland 2007-2010

    Author: Professor Paddy Hillyard
    Publication Date: November 2013

    Measuring Young People’s Perspectives on Sharing and Integration in Northern Ireland

    Author: Professor Roger Ellis OBE, Identity Exploration Ltd Belfast
    Publication Date: November 2013

    E-Government and Older People in Ireland – North & South

    Author: Professor Irene Hardill, University of Northumbria
    Publication date: October 2013

    Building Stronger User Engagement in Age Research : A review of the issues in user involvement and practice guidance

    Author: Brendan Murtagh, Queen’s University Belfast
    Publication date: October 2013

    Public and Community Transport for Older People in rural Ireland – North & South

    Author: Conor Breen, The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI)
    Publication date: October 2013

    Agestats website www.agestats.ie – user guide

    Author: The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI)
    Publication date: October 2013

    Recession, resilience and rebalancing social economies in Northern Ireland’s neighnourhoods: findings from a baseline survey of residents

    Author: Paul Hickman, John Flint, Jenny Muir and Chris Dayson
    Publication date: October 2013

    Best practice in addressing Child Poverty

    Author: RSM McClure Watters in association with Professor Geraldine MacDonald
    Publication date: October 2013

    Child Poverty Outcomes Framework NI September 2013

    Author:  The National Children’s Bureau (NCB)
    Publication date: October 2013

    Child Poverty Outcomes Models – An International Review

    Author: Becky Fauth, Rachel Blades and Chloe Gill
    Publication date: October 2013

    Tackling Fuel Poverty in Northern Ireland - An Area-Based Approach to Finding Households Most in Need

    Author: Christine Liddell & Susan Lagdon
    Publication: August 2013

    The use of Spatial Measures for the targeting of Need

    Author: Dr Dermot O'Reilly
    Publication: August 2013

    What Works in Supporting Children and Young People to Overcome Persistent Poverty? A Review of UK and International Literature

    Author: Julie Nelson, Kerry Martin and Gill Featherstone, NFER
    Publication: May 2013

    Child and Working-Age Poverty in Northern Ireland from 2010 to 2020 (IFS Report R78)

    Author: James Browne, Andrew Hood and Robert Joyce for the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS)
    Publication: 7 May 2013

    Grasping the Nettle: The Experiences of Gender Variant Children and Transgender Youth Living in Northern Ireland

    Author: Ruari-Santiago McBride, Institute of Conflict Research
    Publication Date: April 2013

    Universal Credit in Northern Ireland: what will its impact be, and what are the challenges?

    Author: James Browne and Barra Roantree
    Publication Date: 19 March 2013

    2012

    Attitudes to Peace Walls - Research report to the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister

    Author: Jonny Byrne, Cathy Gormley Heenan and Gillian Robinson, University of Ulster
    Publication Date: June 2012

    Child Poverty - Report of research into the feasibility of a mini-job” child poverty reduction initiative in Northern Ireland

    Authors - Business in the Community & Barnardo's
    Publication date: April 2012

    Progressing Good Relations and Reconciliation in Post-Agreement Northern Ireland

    Author: Gráinne Kelly
    Publication date: January 2012

    2011

    Economic and Policy Appraisial of the Options for the NI Childcare Strategy

    Author: FGS McClure Watters
    Publication date: November 2011

    Community Identities and a Shared Future for Northern Ireland? - Executive summary

      Authors: Identity Exploration (Peter Weinreich, Allen Erskine, Colin McNeill and Esther O’Sullivan) and Trademark (Fiona Bloomer, Stevie Nolan, Peter Maguire, Mel Corry and Alice McLarnon)
      Publication date: September 2011

      Community Identities and a Shared Future for Northern Ireland? - Technical report

      Authors: Identity Exploration (Peter Weinreich, Allen Erskine, Colin McNeill and Esther O’Sullivan) and Trademark (Fiona Bloomer, Stevie Nolan, Peter Maguire, Mel Corry and Alice McLarnon)
      Publication date: September 2011

      Review of Literature on Republican and Loyalist ex-prisoners

      Author: Professor Bill Rolston
      Publication date: September 2011

      Public Displays of Flags and Emblems in Northern Ireland: Survey 2010

      Authors: Dominic Bryan, Gordon Gillespie, John Bell and Clifford Stevenson
      Publication date: June 2011

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