Frances Mcginnity

Frances Mcginnity
Economic and Social Research Institute | ESRI · Social Research

DPhil (Oxon)
Associate Research Professor, ESRI; Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin. Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE.

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November 2004 - December 2007
Economic and Social Research Institute
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  • Research Officer
May 2001 - October 2004
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
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Publications (121)
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Given growing concerns about disadvantaged boys’ achievement and disengagement from learning, this paper investigates differences in reading ability by gender and social origin. It uses data from the Growing Up in Ireland study to investigate how parents’ approach to learning at home and children’s exposure to early care and education contribute to...
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The economic crisis of 2007/2008 did not affect all members of the European Union (EU) to the same extent. In the Irish case, the economic crisis and subsequent period of austerity paralleled an erosion in public support for immigration. However, little is known about how public perception changed during a period of short-term economic recovery, li...
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Newcomers to Ireland confront a context of reception shaped by large-scale historical emigration and more recent immigration defined by an increasingly diverse set of origin contexts, both within and outside the European Union (EU). How has the Irish population responded to these groups, and how openly do Irish residents express their views toward...
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How effective are measures to reduce racial discrimination and promote diversity in the labour market? This report reviews international evidence to inform the work of the Anti-Racism Committee in Ireland. It considers a wide range of proactive approaches to racial discrimination including affirmative action and equal opportunities policies, the fo...
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Adequate housing is essential to the quality of life of individuals and families. Housing provides safety and shelter and underpins people’s ability to hold employment, participate in education, and otherwise engage with civil society. Housing precarity and housing deprivation are associated with poor mental health, poor physical health, precarity,...
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This report considers decent work in Ireland in the context of international obligations about core minimum standards of work and non-discrimination. Following a review of international measurement frameworks and a broad consultation in Ireland, the authors develop a set of indicators and then provide baseline figures on access to work, adequate ea...
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This encyclopedia entry summarises key findings on factors associated with work-life conflict in Europe from a body of research, mainly using large representative surveys, over the past 20 years. It also reflects on the policy implications of these findings,
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This report examines the early impact of Covid19 on migrants in Ireland. It explores both labour market and health issues. It measures the extent to which migrants are key workers and are in occupations that allow working from home. The study also compares the risk of job loss and temporary lay offs among non-Irish national groups. The fall in empl...
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The "Monitoring Report on Integration 2020" is the latest in a series of reports on how non-Irish nationals fare compared to Irish nationals, in terms of key life domains: employment, education, social inclusion, and active citizenship. The data is pre-pandemic, but the companion report 'COVID-19 AND NON-IRISH NATIONALS IN IRELAND' assesses the ear...
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Objective: Accurate measurement of compliance with COVID-19 guidance is important for public health policy and communications. Responses to surveys, however, are susceptible to psychological biases, including framing effects and social desirability. Our aim was to measure the effects of these biases on estimates of compliance with public health gui...
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Ireland’s Migrant Integration Strategy 2017-2020 states that the introduction of both civics and language tests for those seeking citizenship in Ireland will be examined. This research aims to contribute by investigating requirements linked to naturalisation in Europe. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including a related European Migration Netwo...
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This report uses a list experiment approach to compare anonymously expressed attitudes to those expressed more openly, to seek to understand the extent to which people are concealing negative attitudes to minorities in Ireland when interviewed. The experiment was embedded in 2 waves of a nationally representative economic sentiment monitor, with a...
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This article explores the role that home-learning activities (HLAs) play in the relationship between social origin and cognitive development using an Irish birth cohort study, Growing Up in Ireland. Numerous studies using different measures of the home-learning environment (HLE) have shown that it has considerable influence on young children's cogn...
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This report analyses language ability, educational attainment, unemployment and occupational attainment for detailed country-of-birth groups using Census 2016 microdata. The study finds significant variation in country-of-birth outcomes within regions: for third-level education, this is particularly true in Asia and Africa. Self-rated English profi...
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This paper uses data from the 2014 Special Module of the European Social Survey on attitudes to immigration to investigate attitudes towards Muslim and White immigrants in Ireland. Drawing on theories of social identity, ethnic threat and social distance, the paper develops hypotheses about which factors influence attitudes to Muslim immigrants, an...
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International research has highlighted the crucial role of schools in the integration of children. Schools reflect and transmit dominant cultural norms both explicitly through the curriculum and implicitly. In this context immigrant students are found to often occupy an ambiguous position within the Irish educational system, whether as ‘outsiders’...
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This report examines policies and measures that target the labour market integration of non-EU nationals living in Ireland. Relevant actions in the Migrant Integration Strategy are discussed, along with examples of practices from the public, private and community sectors.
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This study use Central Statistics Office data from the Quarterly National Household Survey Equality Modules from 2004, 2010 and 2014 to capture how labour market outcomes and the experience of discrimination have changed through economic boom, recession and early recovery. The research published by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission an...
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This report examines migrant integration in employment, education, social inclusion and active citizenship, and includes a special theme on Muslims in Ireland based on the 2016 Census.
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This chapter assesses the global evidence on major factors influencing the future of work.
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This report examines the attitudes of Irish-born people to immigration and immigrants over the period 2002 to 2014 using the European Social Survey. It finds that attitudes to the impact of immigration and to immigrants became more negative during the recession, and by 2014 were somewhat less positive than the average in 10 Western European countri...
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This paper formed part of the conference to mark 50 years of social research at the ESRI. It provides an overview of gender equality in the labour market in Ireland over a 50-year period. It takes as its starting point two studies published by ESRI researchers in the early 1970s including a survey of women carried out in 1973. Five themes are ident...
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The study examines perceived discrimination at work, looking for work, accessing public and private services across groups covered by equality legislation. Highest levels of discrimination are experienced by members of the Travelling Community, those of Black ethnicity and people with a disability. The report also tracks change over time since 2004...
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This paper investigates attitudes to immigrants in Ireland in the period 2002 to 2012 and the role of economic recession, the increase in immigration, and respondents’ level of education on understanding changing attitudes. Attitudes to immigrants in Ireland became more negative as unemployment rose, but once we account for this, a higher proportio...
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This paper examines discrimination and early integration among Polish migrants in Ireland and the Netherlands using a new immigrants’ panel survey. Drawing on insights from research on intergroup relations, stereotyping, ethnic competition and Bail’s notion of the salience of racial and cultural boundaries, the paper develops hypotheses about the r...
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Both psychological and sociological accounts have suggested that the home learning environment play an important role in children’s cognitive development and may provide insights into inequalities in cognitive outcomes. Using the infant cohort of the Growing Up in Ireland Study (GUI) , this chapter investigates firstly if differences in the home le...
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This report examines in detail the patterns of disadvantage experienced by Travellers in the areas of education, employment, housing and health, using a special analysis of the 2011 Census in Ireland.
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Download book from: https://www.esri.ie/publications/cherishing-all-the-children-equally-children-in-ireland-100-years-on-from-the-easter-rising/
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Discrimination is a problem for both minority groups and the societies in which they live. Perceived group discrimination reflects the direct experiences of immigrants but is also an indicator of reception context and social cohesion in the host country. This paper examines perceptions of group discrimination among recently migrated Polish immigran...
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Abstract: Educational achievement is a key indicator of labour market success and other post-school outcomes. This success is unequally distributed across different groups of children, including those from immigrant backgrounds. The impact of parents’ and their children’s cultural capital on student grades and educational ambitions has been identif...
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This chapter examines satisfaction with work-life balance in a comparative perspective, drawing on employment and welfare regime theories. The chapter pays particular attention to working conditions and finds that factors such as working hours and level of autonomy are strongly predictive of satisfaction with work-life balance. The chapter also inv...
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The Research Bulletin provides short summaries of work published by ESRI staff and overviews of thematic areas covered by ESRI programmes of research. Bulletins are designed to be easily accessible to a wide readership.
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Previous research shows that immigrants, in common with other groups that suffer disadvantage in the labour market, are more vulnerable during recession. However, little research has focused on the impact of the Great Recession on work-related discrimination. We examine the extent to which discrimination varies across different national-ethnic grou...
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Previous research shows that immigrants, in common with other groups that suffer disadvantage in the labour market, are more vulnerable during recession. However, little research has focused on the impact of the Great Recession on work-related discrimination. We examine the extent to which discrimination varies across different national-ethnic grou...
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Download a summary of key findings from the book at http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/docs/findings/ESS2-ESS5_toplines_issue-3_economic_crisis.pdf