|Report suggests There is growing international interest in measures of well-being beyond GDP. The NESC report is the first major application of well-being to chart social progress in Ireland. The report tracks trends across six aspects of people’s lives.||NESC 2009|
|The social partnership agreement 2003-20051 requested the CSO to support a move towards more evidence-based policy making. The National Statistics Board further requested that the CSO provide a comprehensive set of social indicators with emphasis on disaggregation by key characteristics such as the nine equality grounds. The first set of social indicators published by the CSO focussed on the theme of gender. Other social indicator reports have focused on ageing, equality and regional quality of life. This report complements the earlier report on ageing.||CSO 2009|
FINDING60% of households disagreed with the statement ‘I have access to high
quality, affordable childcare in my community’.The main types of non-parental childcare used by children aged 12 years and under were Unpaid relatives, Creche/Montessori/Playgroup/
|The findings in this report relate to community involvement and social networks in Ireland. The results are based on two Central Statistics Office (CSO) interview surveys on national indicators relating to social participation and relationship networks in local communities – 2006 Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) and the Survey of Income and Living Conditions (SILC).||CSO 2009|
|Designing effective local responses to youth crime||
Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDPs) are one of the measures in place to help reduce youth crime. This report is the first part of an improvement programme for GYDPs, as envisaged by the National Youth Justice Strategy 2008-2010. The report was undertaken to provide an account of youth crime as it occurs in local areas and to analyse how GYDPs intend to impact upon youth offending. The report aims to help secure better outcomes for young people engaged with GYDPs and to make a corresponding impact on youth crime.
|Teenage Mental Health: What helps and what hurts? Report on the Outcome of the Consultations with Teenagers on Mental Health. The report outlines the views of 277 teenagers, aged 12-18, who took part in the consultations organised by the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in six locations around the country during autumn 2008.