Ireland's great recession had detrimental effect on junior certificate results

New research from Trinity College Dublin has shown, for the first time, that the economic strain experience by families during Ireland’s great recession between 2009 and 2014 had a detrimental impact on young people’s performance in state exams at the age of 15. The research, conducted by Richard Layte, Professor of Sociology at Trinity, has recently been published in the journal European Sociological Review.

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