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This section contains all of Social Justice Ireland’s publications.   These publications are divided into a number of categories – Paper, Policy Briefing, Presentation, Research, Social Policy Book, Socio-Economic Review and Submission.  This section also contains publications on issues not included in the categories listed and publications from other sources.  These are contained in the category ‘Other’.

Our Social Policy Book 2016 examines the topic of basic income.  It addresses questions such as:

  • Would a Basic Income system make a difference?
  • How could such a system be put in place?
  • What would it cost?
  • Can we afford it?
  • How are Basic Income proposals being advanced in other countries?

This books is available to download below.  The chapters were first presented at a policy conference on the topic of ‘Basic Income: Radical Utopia or Practical Solution?'.

Social Justice Ireland's detailed analysis of the impact of Budget 2017 on housing is available to download below.

This paper charts the history and recent developments on Basic Income in Ireland.  It was first published as a chapter in our 2016 Social Policy publication 'Basic Income - Radical Utopia or practical Solution?'.  

Social Justice Ireland’s 2016 Social Policy Conference centred around the topic of basic income in Ireland and throughout Europe. It was titled Basic Income: Radical Utopia or Practical Solution? and explored current thinking about basic income in both the global and Irish contexts. This page draws together, in one handy space, all the associated literature and video material from the day.

Social Justice Ireland's Analysis and Critique of Budget 2017 is available to download below.  This briefing provides a comprehensive anaylsis of Budget 2017 including areas such as taxation, social protection, health, education, employment, distributional impact, housing and ODA. 

The latest issue of Social Justice Ireland's quarterly employment monitor examines rural and regional trends in employment, unemployment and labour force participation.

Despite low overall levels of taxation, and low effective income taxation rates, reductions in income taxation levels continue to be highlighted as a potential policy reform. Social Justice Ireland has undertaken this study to examine, from the perspective of fairness, various reform choices. As a minimum, the analysis highlights the distributive impact taxation policy choices can have and the potential policy has to pursue both fair and unfair outcomes.

The National Social Monitor is Social Justice Ireland’s annual contribution to the public debate that is needed on Ireland’s future and how Ireland is performing in terms of promoting the wellbeing of all in society. 

Budget Choices 2017 outlines Social Justice Ireland's comprehensive proposals and policies and policies that can deliver a vibrant economy, a just society and a sustainable future.

Social Justice Ireland's quarterly Employment Monitor is available to download here.
 

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