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T 2014 Individual Needs - Collective Responses

Individual Needs – Collective Responses

McKeown, K., Pratschke, J. and Haase, T., (2014)

This report assesses the national business case for a social enterprise to provide services for older people in Ireland. The proposed social enterprise will be constituted as a ‘charitable trust’ under the Charities Act 2009 and will have a different legal status to a public or private body. It will trade commercially but with a [...]

T 2013 Social Housing, Disadvantage and Neghbourhood Liveability

Social Housing, Disadvantage and Neighbourhood Liveability

Michelle Norris (ed.) (2013)

In a groundbreaking longitudinal study, researches studied seven similar social housing neighbourhoods in Ireland to determine what factors affected their liveability. In this collection of essays, the same researchers return to these neighbourhoods ten years later to see what’s changed. Are these neighbourhoods now more liveable or leaveable? Social Housing, Disadvantage and Neighbourhood Liveability examines the [...]

T 2013 Baseline Report on the Interim Evaluation of NEYAI and Siolta - Summary Report

Interim Evaluation of NEYAI and Síolta – Summary Report

McKeown, K. and Haase, T., (2013)

This study brings together a substantial body of new evidence on the early years sector in Ireland. It comes at a time when the early years sector in Ireland, defined as the care and education of children aged 0-6, has experienced significant development in three main areas: introduction of the National Framework for Early Childhood [...]

T 2013 Family Mediation in Ireland - FMS 2003 to 2010

Family Mediation in Ireland – FMS 2003 to 2010

Haase, T., Pratschke, J. and Engling, F. (2013)

Though completed almost four years ago, we are now making available this background paper which sets out the data requirements for future evaluations of the effectiveness of Family Mediation Services in Ireland. The paper had a substantial influence in shaping the data capture in both the Family Mediation Service and Legal Aid, since the FMS [...]

T 2012 Optimising the Methodology for CSO Household Surveys

Optimising the Sampling Methodology for CSO Household Surveys

Haase, T. and Pratschke, J. (2012)

This report assesses alternative sampling designs for CSO household surveys, such as the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS), the annual Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) and Household Budget Survey (HBS), as well as considering the design of a potential future General Household Survey. The sampling designs currently used by the CSO were inspired [...]

T 2012 All-Island Deprivation Index - Borderlands

All-Island Deprivation Index: Towards the development of consistent deprivation measures for the island of Ireland

Haase, T., Pratschke, J. and Gleeson, J. (2012)

This article, published in BORDERLANDS – The Journal of Spatial Planning in Ireland No. 2 January 2012, summarises research undertaken by the authors to develop a prototype comparative cross‐border deprivation measure using census data available from the respective censuses of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This new All‐Island Deprivation Index, when fully tested, will allow policy [...]

T 2011 Well-being and the Family System

Well-being and the Family System

Pratschke, J., Haase, T. and McKeown, K. (2011)

Presentation delivered at the Growing Up in Ireland Conference, Dublin, 1st December 2011 This study is based on a sophisticated statistical model of relationships within the “family system”. It shows that the most important influence on children’s well-being is whether their own mother enjoys a high level of well-being. For every unit increase in well-being [...]

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R 2010 – Risk and Protection Factors for Substance Use

Risk and Protection Factors for Substance Use among Young People

Haase, T. and Pratschke, J. (2010)

A comparative study of early school-leavers and school-attending students with regard to the factors that affect their substance use behaviour. Study undertaken for the National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD), 140 pages.

T 2010 HfH Report 5

Dying in Hospital in Ireland: An Assessment of the Quality of Care in the Last Week of Life

McKeown, K., Haase, T., Pratschke, J., Twomey, S., and Engling, F. (2010)

Synthesis report (Report 5), which draws together the key findings from the first-ever National Audit of End-of-Life Care in Hospital in Ireland, 2008/9. Study commissioned by the Irish Hospice Foundation, 246 pages. Reports 1-4 provide thematic discussions on more detailed aspects of the National Audit and are available from the Irish Hospice Foundation. The audit [...]

Implementation Analysis of PEACE III and INTERREG IVA Programmes

Implementation Analysis of PEACE III and INTERREG IVA Programmes

Fitzpatrick, J. and Haase, T. (2009)

Study undertaken for the BMW and S&E Regional Assemblies and the Special EU Programmes Body, Belfast, 93 pages.