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"Employability" and its Relevance for the Management of the Live Register

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  • Barrett, Alan

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

  • Whelan, Christopher T.

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

  • Sexton, J. J.

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

Abstract

This paper considers the issue of whether the 140,000 people still on the Live Register at a time of boom contained a high proportion of "unemployables". It devises a clear operational definition of employability and, using both national and local data, concludes that the proportion of persons on the Register who could be considered unemployable was quite small - no more than about 10 per cent. It examines the factors which seem to lead to unemployability (poor education, older age, location) and considers the possibility of "profiling" those on the Register to improve the effectiveness of placement procedures for jobs and training.

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  • Barrett, Alan & Whelan, Christopher T. & Sexton, J. J., 2001. ""Employability" and its Relevance for the Management of the Live Register," Research Series, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number PRS40.
  • Handle: RePEc:esr:resser:prs40
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    1. FitzGerald, John & Kearney, Ide & Morgenroth, Edgar & Smyth, Diarmaid, 1999. "National Investment Priorities For The Period 2000-2006," Research Series, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number PRS33.
    2. Denny, Kevin & Harmon, Colm & O'Connell, Philip J., 2000. "Investing in People: The Labour Market Impact of Human Resource Interventions Funded under the 1994-1999 Community Support Framework in Ireland," Research Series, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number PRS38.
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    1. Martin, John P. & Grubb, David, 2001. "What works and for whom: a review of OECD countries' experiences with active labour market policies," Working Paper Series 2001:14, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.
    2. Fahey, Tony & Russell, Helen, 2001. "Family Formation in Ireland Trends, Data Needs and Implications: Report to Family Affairs Unit, Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs," Research Series, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number PRS43.
    3. Walsh, Brendan M., 2003. "How Live is the Live Register and Other Puzzles in the Measurement of Unemployment," Quarterly Economic Commentary: Special Articles, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), vol. 2003(1-Spring), pages 1-9.

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