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Return to work patterns are often a function of more than financial rewards and 
include such considerations as work availability, family commitments, travel to work 
time and the type of available employment. However, financial incentives are 
important and these depend on the balance between the individual/family’s disposable 
income when employed and when unemployed. 
 
The replacement rate for given income levels measures the proportion of out-of-work 
Between April and September 2008, the Government and Social Partners reviewed progress under Towards 2016, the
Ten-Year Framework Social Partnership Agreement 2006-2015.
 
To inform the Review, a detailed Progress Report was prepared on progress since the commencement of the Agreement
under each commitment. A copy of this Progress Report is available at www.taoiseach.gov.ie
 

The text of the first formal review of the National Social Partnership Agreement, Towards 2016 has now been published.  This review started in February and concluded in September 2008. During that period there were dramatic changes in the economic and fiscal context in which the review was taking place.

Economic SecurityMichael Collins 

This chapter reviews issues relevant to the long-term security of the

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