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ISPA Research Conference

Social Policy in Recession and Recovery
ISPA conference in association with the Social Research Association on Friday July 1st 2016

at the Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 2 (9:00-17:30) (map here)       

Conference programme is available here.

Click here to register for the conference.

Click here to see a full list of the conference abstracts.

The conference flyer is available here.

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The last decade has been one of dramatic change for Ireland. Through boom, bust, austerity and recovery, Irish society has experienced challenges, opportunities, successes and failures. Throughout the period, the impact of these experiences has been felt differently by people in different sectors, regions, age groups and socio-economic categories. Given the dramatic nature of these changes, questions arise for all areas of policy, including social policy, as we look back and look forward.

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An opening plenary, with two speakers Professor Séan Ó Riain (Maynooth University) and Dr Michelle Norris (UCD), addresses the conference theme and will be followed by the presentation of 50 research papers, presented in 16 sessions, across the remainder of the day. The sessions cover topics including housing, health, low pay, poverty, one-parent families, basic income, labour market issues and public services.


An early bird registration fee of €40 per person applies until Monday 27th June 2016. Thereafter the registration fee is €50. Full-time postgraduate students attending the conference can avail of a rate of €25 while there are a number of free places for full-time post-graduate students who are presenting at the conference. The registration fee includes tea/coffee and a light lunch and membership of the ISPA until AGM 2017. Register for the conference here

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