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NEW! November 2015

‘Figuring it Out: Looking behind social statistics in Northern Ireland’ by Ann Marie Gray, Goretti Horgan and Amanda Leighton


....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.

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Not so different. Teenage attitudes across a decade of change in Northern Ireland

A new edited book based on data from the Young Life and Times Survey was published on 28 February 2014. 'Not so different. Teenage attitudes across a decade of change in Northern Ireland' was edited by Dirk Schubotz and Paula Devine and published by RussellHouse. The chapters cover a wide range of issues affecting 16 year olds, including community relations, rights and democratic participation, mental health, loneliness, play and leisure, sexual grooming and sexual exploitation, and the positive contributions that 16 year olds make to society.

For more information, see the RussellHouse Publishing website.

 

An earlier edited book based on data from the Young Life and Times Survey was published in 2008. 'Young people in post-conflict Northern Ireland The past cannot be changed, but the future can be developed' was edited by Dirk Schubotz and Paula Devine. For more information, see the RussellHouse Publishing website.

 


 

‘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.


 


 

Two edited books have been published based on data from the Northern Ireland Life and Times survey.

However, these books are a continuation of the Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland series, which has become an acknowledged source of information on contemporary values in Northern Ireland. The initial seven volumes drew on data from the Northern Ireland Social Attitudes survey series, which ran from 1989 to 1996:

  • Stringer, P. and Robinson, G. (eds), (1991) Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland, 1990-91 edition (Belfast: Blackstaff Press)
  • Stringer, P. and Robinson, G. (eds) (1992) Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland, The Second Report, 1991--92 (Belfast: Blackstaff Press)
  • Stringer, P. and Robinson, G. (eds) (1993) Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: The third report, 1992-1993 (Belfast: Blackstaff Press)
  • Breen, R., Devine, P. and Robinson, G. (eds) (1995) Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: The fourth report, 1994--1995 (Belfast: Appletree Press)
  • Breen, R., Devine, P. and Dowds, L. (eds) (1996) Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: The fifth report, 1995--1996 (Belfast: Appletree Press)
  • Dowds, L., Devine, P. and Breen.R. (eds) (1997) Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: The sixth report, 1996--1887 (Belfast: Appletree Press)
  • Robinson, G., Heenan, D., Gray, A. M. and Thompson, K (eds) (1998) Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: the 7th report (Aldershot: Ashgate)

Photograph of Social Attitudes book cover


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