Research Publications

This section contains research commissioned or funded by The Executive Office, as well as legacy publications no longer produced 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

Delivering Social Change - Our Population: What Matters Most?

Authors: Janis Scallon, Michael Thompson, Paul Flynn and Donna Hollywood
Publication Date: 18 February 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

A Profile of Older People in Northern Ireland: Annual Update 2015

Please note, this publication is no longer produced by The Executive Office.

Author: OFMDFM Statistics and Research Branch
Publication Date: December 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

Lifetime Opportunities Monitoring Framework 2015 Update

Please note, this publication is no longer produced by The Executive Office.

Author: OFMDFM Statistics and Research Branch
Publication Date: October 2015

Children and Young People’s Strategic Indicators Report: 2015

Author: OFMDFM Statistics and Research Branch
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

Gender Equality Statistics update 2015

Please note, this publication is no longer produced by The Executive Office.

Author: OFMDFM Statistics and Research Branch
Publication date: July 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

A profile of older people in Northern Ireland – 2014 update

Author: OFMDFM Research Branch
Publication date: October 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

Children and Young People’s Strategic Indicators – Update October 2014

Author: OFMDFM Research Branch
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

Lifetime Opportunities Monitoring report 1998/99 – 2011/12

Please note, this publication is no longer produced by The Executive Office.

Author: OFMDFM Research Branch
Publication Date: September 2014

Gender Equality Strategy Statistics update report 2014

Author: OFMDFM Research Branch
Publication Date: August 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

Disability Strategy 2012-2015 Supplementary Statistical Bulletin #4: Employment and Standard of Living

Author: OFMDFM Research Branch
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

Disability Strategy 2012 – 2015 Supplementary Statistical Bulletin #3: Access: Transport, Sport and Leisure

Author: OFMDFM Research Branch
Publication date: November 2013

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

Author: Professor Paddy Hillyard
Publication Date: November 2013

A Profile of Older People in Northern Ireland – 2013 update

Author: OFMDFM Research Branch
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

Children and Young People's Strategic Indicators update September 2013

Author: OFMDFM Research Branch
Date: September 2013

Disability Strategy 2012 – 2015 Supplementary Statistical Bulletin #2 Crime and fear of crime

Author: OFMDFM Research Branch
Date: October 2013

Disability Strategy 2012 – 2015 Supplementary Statistical Bulletin #1 Housing

Author: OFMDFM Research Branch
Publication: September 2013

Lifetime opportunites  monitoring framework update report 1998/99 - 2010/11

Please note, this publication is no longer produced by The Executive Office

Author: Janis Scallon
Publication: August 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

Disability Strategy 2012 – 2015 Baseline Indicator Set

Author: OFMDFM Research Branch
Publication Date : February 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

Children and Young People's Strategic Indicators update March 2012

Author: OFMDFM Research Branch
Date: March 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

    Guidance for Monitoring Racial Equality

    Publication date: July 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

    Gender Equality Strategy Statistics - 2011 update

    Author: OFMDFM Research Branch
    Publication Date: June 2011

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