The Origins of WUERC – Part 1

Sociology teaches us the importance of understanding that all things have histories, and of course WUERC is no exception. Today we will start at the beginning (or as near to the beginning as we can get). It was June 2012, the world was still reeling from the fallout of the global financial crisis. The receivedContinue reading “The Origins of WUERC – Part 1”

Discussions of Welfare

The Cave The Purgatorial Ethic and the Spirit of Welfare August 27, 2017 Tom Boland talks about his recently published article “The Purgatorial Ethic and the Spirit of Welfare”.

WUERCing Blog – Latest Post

What is the PEX algorithm and why is it important to study it? Published: 30th June 2017 Author: Aisling Tuite   In December 2016 we received funding from the Irish Research Council under the New Horizons Interdisciplinary Project Scheme to carry out a pilot project titled; Understanding Unemployment in the era of Big Data: ExploringContinue reading “WUERCing Blog – Latest Post”

PEX-Understanding Unemployment in the Era of Big Data

PEX – Understanding Unemployment in the Era of Big Data. This branch of research is supported by a funding grant from the Irish Research Council (IRC) under the New Horizons Interdisciplinary Research Project Award. The primary aim of the research project “Understanding Unemployment in the Era of Big Data: Exploring how data-driven theory and algorithmicContinue reading “PEX-Understanding Unemployment in the Era of Big Data”

History of Labour and Welfare

Historical Labour Markets and Welfare Unemployment and job creation is of central importance to political life in Ireland. The growth from the 1950s hailed an economic recovery with a singular aspiration of full employment. This stream explores the genealogy of political interference in the creation of jobs and the administration of social welfare. More information onContinue reading “History of Labour and Welfare”

Welfare Conditionality and Sanctions

Welfare Conditionality and Sanctions This stream explores the increasing trend towards imposing conditions and sanctions on unemployed people, whether through demographics (e.g. age) or failure to find employment. Increasingly social welfare recipients note the additional challenge of responding to the demands of social welfare departments while trying to remain focused on finding paid, quality and sustainable employment. MoreContinue reading “Welfare Conditionality and Sanctions”

New Labour Market

The New Labour Market In recent times the focus of jobs and work have shifted from steady employment and jobs-for-life into boundaryless careers and precarity of employment. This stream explores entrepreneurship and innovation, new forms of work and the shifting landscape of industry. More information on this project can be found in the New Labour Market tab andContinue reading “New Labour Market”