ARK's Policy Briefs
aim to explore key policy issues facing Northern Ireland and draw
on published research evidence, as well as the discussions at the
associated Policy Roundtables.
ARK's Policy Unit launched an important policy publication on 3 November
2009. The book Figuring
it Out: Looking behind social statistics in Northern Ireland,
by Ann Marie Gray and Goretti Horgan, reveals what social statistics
can tell us about social policy in Northern Ireland. The book, produced
with the assistance of the Northern
Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, is the outcome of an ARK
project which aims to inform and promote debate on social policy issues.
The statistics are accompanied by a lay friendly commentary on transport,
the environment, health and social care, education, employment and
culture, arts and sport which highlights significant trends and identifies
priority issues for social policy.
A second edition of this book, by Ann Marie Gray, Goretti Horgan and Amanda Leighton, was published in November 2015.