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Christopher Whelan

Emeritus Professor

School of Sociology
B113 Geary Institute for Public Policy

Tel: 01 2882540
Email: christopher.whelan@ucd.ie

Biography

I joined the School of Sociology in April 2009 and was Head of the School of Sociology from September 2009-August 2011. I am currently an Emeritus Professor in the School of Sociology, UCD, and Senior Fellow at the Geary Institute for Public Policy. I am a Research Affiliate at the Economic and Social Research Institute. In April 2016 I was elected as an Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford

I was formerly a Research Professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute and a Professor of Sociology in the School of Sociology,Social Policy and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast. I acted as Chair of the Standing Committee for the Social Sciences of the European Science Foundation from 2002 to 2006 and of the Governing Council of the EU Economic Change, Quality of Life and Social Cohesion (EQUALSOC) Network of Excellence from 2005-2009. I was Chair of the European Consortium for Sociological Research, of which the School of Sociology and the Geary Institute for Public are members, from September 2009 - August 2012.

My research interests include the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality, quality of life and social mobility and inequality of opportunity. I have published on these topics in leading international academic journals and have contributed as author and editor to a number of volumes dealing with economic and social change in Ireland. I am Member of the Royal Irish Academy, associate editor of the European Sociological Review and a member of the editorial board of Longitudinal and Life Course Studies.I took my primary degree in Psychology at UCD before taking an M.Sc in Sociology from LSE and a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of London. My research interests have evolved over time to cover industrial sociology, social stratification and social mobility, values, poverty and social exclusion and the life cycle.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2006.
Title: Member of the Royal Irish Academy

Associations

Association: Sociological Association of Ireland, Function/Role: Promotion of Sociology in ireland
Association: European Sociological Association, Function/Role: Promotion of Sociology in Europe
                       

Publications

Books

B. Nolan and C.T. Whelan (2011) Poverty and Deprivation in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Layte, R., Maître, B, Nolan, B, and Whelan, C. T. ; (2006) Day in Day Out: The Dynamics of Child Poverty In Ireland. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. Available Online [Details]
Watson, D., Whelan, C. T. and Williams; (2005) The Spatial Distribution of Poverty in Ireland. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
Nolan, B. and Whelan, C. T. ; (1999) Loading the Dice? A Study of Cumulative Disadvantage. Dublin: Oak Tree Press. [Details]
Nolan, B., Whelan, C. T., Williams, J; (1998) Where are Poor Households?. Dublin: Oak Tree Press. [Details]
Nolan, B. and Whelan, C. T; (1996) Resources, deprivation and Poverty. Oxford: Clarendon Press. [Details]
Breen, R. and Whelan, C. T ; (1996) Social Mobility and Social Class in Ireland. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
Breen, R., Hannan, D. F., Rottman, D and Whelan, C. T; (1990) Understanding Contemporary Ireland: State, Class and Development in the Republic of Ireland. Basingstoke, England: Macmillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

Watson, D., Maitre, B., Whelan, C. T. & Williams, J. (2017) 'Child Poverty in a Period of Austerity' In: Heffernan, E., McHale, J. & Moore-Cherry, N (eds). Debating Austerity in Ireland: crisis, experience and recovery. Dublin: Royal irishh Academy. , pp.157-174 [Details]
Whelan, Christopher, T. & Nolan, B, (2017) 'Austerity and Inequality in Ireland' In: Heffernan, E. McHale, J. & Moore-Cherry, N (eds). Debating Austerity in Ireland: crissi, experience and recovery. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. , pp.83-99 [Details]
Kus, b, Nolan, B., Whelan, C .T. (2016) 'Material Deprivation and Consumption' In: Brady, D and Burton, L (eds). The Oxford Handbook of The Social Science of Poverty. New York: Oxford University Press. , pp.577-601 [Details]
Watson, D, Maitre, B, Whelan, C. T, & Williams, J. (2016) 'Child Economic Vulnerability Dynamics in the Recession' In: Willimas, J, Nixon, E,, Smyth & Watson, D (eds). Cherising All the Children Equally?: Ireland 100 years on from the Easter Rising. Cork, Ireland: Oak Tree Press. , pp.261-284 [Details]
Whelan, Christopher, T. (2015) 'John Goldthorpe' In: James D. Wright (eds). International Encyclopaedia of Social and Behavioural Sciences. Oxford: Elsevier. , pp.279-285 [DOI] [Details]
Nolan, B. and Whelan, C. T. (2014) 'Deprivation' In: Michalos, A. C (eds). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Dordrecht: Springer. [Details]
Nolan, B. and Whelan, C. T. (2014) 'The Social Impact of Income Inequality: Poverty, Deprivation and Social Cohesion' In: Slaverda, W., Nolan, B., Checchi, D., Marx,I., McKnight, A.. Toth, I.g. & van der Werfhorst, W (eds). Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives. Oxford: Oxfrod University Press. , pp.146-168 [Details]
Nolan, B., Whelan. C. T., Calvert, E., Fahey, T., Healy, D., Mulcahy, A., Maitre, B., Norris, M., O'Donnell, I. and Winston, M. (2014) 'Ireland : Inequality and its Impacts in Bust & Boom' In: Nolan, B., Salverda, W., Checchi, D, Marx, I., McKnight, A, Toth, I. G., van der Werfhorst, H (eds). Changing Inequalities & Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.346-368 Available Online [Details]
Nolan, B. & Whelan, C. T. (2012) 'Using Non-Monetary Deprivation Indicators to Analyze Poverty and Social Exclusion: Lessons from Europe' In: Nolan, B. & Whelan, C. T (eds). Besharov, D. J. & Couch, C. A. (eds), Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Nolan, B., G. Esping-Andersen, Whelan, C. T. Maitre, B. and Wagner, S.; (2011) 'The Role of Social Institutions in Intergenerational Mobility' In: Nolan, B., G. Esping-Andersen, Whelan, C. T. Maitre, B. and Wagner, S.; (eds). Erikson, R., Janti, M, and Smeeding T. eds) Persistence, Privilege, Policy and Parenting, The Comparative Study of Intergenerational Mobility. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. [Details]
Watson, D. Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B ; (2009) 'Validating the ESeC Class Schema: Cross-sectional and Dynamic Analysis of Income Poverty and Deprivation’' In: Watson, D. Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B ; (eds). David Rose and Eric Harrison (Eds.), The European Socio-economic Classification, London, Routledge. London: Routledg. [Details]
Whelan, C T .and Maitre, B ; (2008) ''Poverty, Deprivation and Economic Vulnerability in an Enlarged EU'' In: Whelan, C T .and Maitre, B ; (eds). A Handbook of Quality of Life in Europe. Poverty and Inequality: New Directions: Routledge. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B; (2007) '`Consistent Poverty and Economic Vulnerability'' In: Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B; (eds). The Best of Time? The Social Impact of the Celtic Tiger. Dublin and Dordrecht: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
Whelan, C. T and Layte, R; (2007) ''Opportunities for All in the New Ireland?'' In: Whelan, C. T and Layte, R; (eds). The Best of Times? The Social Impact of the Celtic Tiger. Dublin and Dordrecht: Institute of Public Administration and Springer Verlag. [Details]
Fahey, T, Russell, H. and Whelan, C.T; (2007) '`Quality of Life After the Boom'' In: Fahey, T, Russell, H. and Whelan, C.T; (eds). The Best of Times? The Social Impact of the Celtic Tiger. Dublin and Dordrecht: Institute of Public Administration and Springer Verlag. [Details]
Nolan B. and Whelan C. T.; (2007) '`On the Multidimensionality of Poverty and Social Exclusion'' In: Nolan B. and Whelan C. T.; (eds). Poverty and Inequality: New Directions. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Layte, R. and Whelan, C.T ; (2004) ''Class Transformation and Trends in Social Fluidity in the Republic of Ireland 1973 to 1994'' In: Layte, R. and Whelan, C.T ; (eds). Social Mobility in Europe. Oxford: Oxford Uiversity Press. [Details]
Whelan, C.T., Layte, R. & Maître, B; (2004) ''Deprivation and Social Exclusion'' In: Whelan, C.T., Layte, R. & Maître, B; (eds). Social Europe: Living Standards and Welfare States. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]
Whelan, C.T., Layte, R., Maître, B. and Nolan, B; (2002) '‘Income and Deprivation Approaches to the Measurement of Poverty in the European Union’' In: Whelan, C.T., Layte, R., Maître, B. and Nolan, B; (eds). Social Exclusion in European Welfare States. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]
Whelan, C.T. and Mc Ginnity, ; (2000) ''Unemployment and Satisfaction: A European Analysis'' In: Whelan, C.T. and Mc Ginnity, ; (eds). Welfare Regimes and the Experience of Unemployment in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Layte, R., Nolan, B. and Whelan, C.T ; (2000) '`Poverty and Affluence in Ireland'' In: Layte, R., Nolan, B. and Whelan, C.T ; (eds). Breadline Europe. The Measurement of Poverty. Bristol: Policy Press. [Details]

Edited Books

Fahey, T, Russell, H. and Whelan, C.T (Ed.). (2008) Quality of Life in Ireland: Social Impact of Economic Boom. Frankfurt: Springer. [Details]
Nolan, B, O¿Connell, P. J. and Whelan, C. T (Ed.). (2000) Bust to Boom? The Irish Experience of Growth and Inequality. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
Breen, R, Heath, A. and Whelan, C.T (Ed.). (1999) Ireland North and South: Perspectives from Social Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Whelan, C. T (Ed.). (1994) Values and Social Change in Ireland. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
Goldthorpe, J. H. and Whelan, C. T (Ed.). (1992) The Development of Industrial Society in Ireand. Oxford: Oxford Uiversity Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Watson, D., Whelan, C. T., Maitre, B. & Williams, J. (2017) 'Non-Monetary Indicators and Multiple Dimensions: The ESRI Approach to Poverty Measurement Dorothy Watson*'. Economic and Social Review, 48 (4):369-392. [Details]
Watson, D., Whelan, C. T., Maitre, B. and Russell, H. (2017) 'Social Class and Conversion Capacity: Deprivation Trends in the Great Recession in Ireland'. Social Indicators Research, . [DOI] [Details]
Whelan, C. T., Nolan, B. and Maitre (2017) 'Polarization or Squeezed Middle in the Great Recession? : A Comparative European Analysis of the Distribution of Economic Stress'. Social Indicators Research, 133 (1):163-184. [DOI] [Details]
Watson,D., Maitre, B., Whelan, C. T, Russell, H, (2017) 'Poverty, Economic Stress and Quality of Life - Lessons from the Irish Case'. International Review of Economics, 64 (2):125-143. [DOI] [Details]
Nolan, B. & Whelan, C. T. (2017) 'Atkinson's Inequality: What Can Be Done?'. Revue Francaise de Sociologie, 53 (2):181-189. [Details]
Whelan, C. T., Nolan, B. and Maitre, B (2017) 'The Great Recession and the changing intergenerational distribution of economic stress across income classes in Ireland: A comparative perspective'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 25 (2):105-127. [Details]
Whelan, C. T., Russell, H. and Maitre, B. (2016) 'Economic Stress and the Great Recession in Ireland: Polarization, Individualization or 'Middle Class Squeeze'?'. Social Indicators Research, 126 :230-244. [DOI] [Details]
Watson, D., Maitre, B, Whelan, C.T, Williams, J. (2016) 'Socio-Economic Variation in the Impact of the Irish Recession on the Experience of Economic Stress among Families'. Economic and Social Review, 47 (4):477-498. [Details]
Watson, D., Whelan, C. T., Williams, J., (2015) 'Family Economic Vulnerability & the Great Recession: An Analysis of the First Two Waves of the Growing Up in Ireland Study'. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 6 (3):230-244. [Details]
Layte, R. and Whelan, C. T. (2014) 'Who Feels Inferior? A Test of the Status Anxiety Hypothesis of Social Inequalities in Health¿'. European Sociological Review, 30 (4):525-535. [Details]
Maître, B, Nolan, B. and Whelan, C. T (2014) 'L¿indicateur EU2020 de suivi de la pauvreté et de l¿exclusion : une analyse critique'. Économie et Statistique, , 469-470 :147-167. [Details]
Williams, J, Murray. A, Whelan, C. T. (2014) 'Multidimensional Deprivation Among 9-Year Olds in Ireland: An Analysis of the Growing Up in Ireland Study'. Child Indicators Research, 7 (2):279-300. [DOI] [Details]
Whelan, C. T.& Maitre, B. (2014) 'The Great Recession and the Changing Distribution of Economic Vulnerability by Social Class: The Irish Case'. Journal of European Social Policy, 24 (5):470-485. [DOI] [Details]
Whelan, C. T. Nolan, B. and Maitre, B (2014) 'Multidimensional Poverty Measurement in Europe: An Application of the Adjusted Headcount Approach'. Journal of European Social Policy, 24 (2):183-197. [DOI] [Details]
Whelan, Christopher T. and Maitre, B. (2013) 'Material Deprivation, Economic Stress & Reference Groups: An Analysis of EU-SILC 2009'. European Sociological Review, 29 (6):1162-1174. [DOI] [Details]
Russell, H., Whelan, C. T., Maitre, B. (2013) 'Economic Vulnerability and the Severity of Debt Problems: An Analysis of the Irish EU-SILC 2008'. European Sociological Review, 29 (4):695-706. [Details]
Whelan, C. T., Nolan, B. & Maitre, B. (2013) 'Analysing Intergenerational Influences on Income Poverty and Economic Vulnerability with EU-SILC'. European Societies, 15 (1):82-105. [DOI] [Details]
Pintelon, O., Cantillon, B., van den Bosch and Whelan, C. T. (2013) 'The social stratification of risks: The relevance of class for social investment strategies'. Journal of European Social Policy, 23 (1):52-67. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. & Maitre, B. (2012) 'Identifying Childhood Deprivation: How Well Do National Indicators of Poverty Perform'. Economic and Social Review, 43 (2):251-272. [Details]
Whelan. C. T. & Maitre, B. (2012) 'Understanding Material deprivation: A Comparative European Analysis'. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 30 (4):489-503. [Details]
Maitre, B., Nolan, B. and Whelan, C. T. ; (2012) 'Low Pay, in Work Poverty and Economic Vulnerability: A Comparative Analysis Using EU-SILC'. Manchester School, 80 (1):99-116. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maitre, B. ; (2010) 'Identifying Economic Vulnerable Groups as the Economic Crisis Emerged'. Economic and Social Review, 41 (4):501-525. [Details]
Whelan, Christopher, T. and Maitre, Bertrand; (2010) 'Comparing Poverty Indicators in an Enlarged EU'. European Sociological Review, 26 (6):713-730. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maitre, B.; (2010) 'Welfare Regime and social class variation in poverty and economic vulnerability in Europe: an Analysis of EU-SILC'. Journal of European Social Policy, 20 (4):316-332. [Details]
Nolan, B and Whelan, C. T.; (2010) 'Using Non-Monetary Deprivation Indicators to Analyze Poverty and Social Exclusion: Lessons from Europe?'. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 29 (2):305-325. [Details]
Whelan, C. T., Lucchini, M., Pisati, M. and Maitre, B.; (2010) 'Understanding the socio-economic distribution of multiple deprivation: An application of self-organising maps'. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 28 (3):325-342. [Details]
Pisati, M., Whelan, C. T., Lucchini, M. & Maitre, B.; (2010) 'Mapping Patterns of Multiple Deprivation Using Self-Organising Maps: An Application to EU-SILC Data'. Social Science Research, 39 (3):405-418. [Details]
Smyth, E., Whelan, C. T., McCoy, S., Quail, A, & Doyle, E. ; (2010) 'Understanding Parental Influence on Educational Outcomes Among 9-year Olds in Ireland: The mediating Role of Resources, Attitudes and Children's Own Resources'. Child Indicators Research, 3 (1):85-104. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B ; (2010) 'Poverty in Ireland in Comparative Perspective'. Social Indicators Research, 95 (1):91-110. [Details]
Layte, R. and Whelan, C. T.; (2009) 'Explaining Social Class Inequalities in Smoking: The Role of Education, Self-Efficacy and Deprivation'. European Sociological Review, 25 (4):399-410. [Details]
McGinnity, F. and Whelan, C. T,; (2009) 'Comparing Work Life Conflict in Europe: Evidence from the European Social Survey'. Social Indicators Research, 93 :433-444. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B ; (2009) 'Europeanization of Inequality and European Reference Groups'. Journal of European Social Policy, 19 (2):117-130. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B ; (2009) 'The Europeanization of Reference Groups: A Reconsideration Using EU-SILC'. European Societies, 11 (2):283-309. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B. ; (2008) 'Social Class and Risk: A Comparative Analysis of the Dynamics of Economic Vulnerability¿'. British Journal of Sociology, 60 (4):637-659. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B ; (2008) '`New; and `Old Social Risks: Life Cycle and Social Class Perspectives on Social Exclusion in Ireland'. Economic and Social Review, 39 (2):139-156. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B. ; (2007) '`Levels and Patterns of Multiple Deprivation in Ireland: after the Celtic Tiger''. European Sociological Revew, 22 (2):139-156. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B; (2007) '`Measuring Material Deprivation with EU SILC Data: Lessons from the Irish Survey'. European Societies, 9 (2):147-173. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B; (2007) ''Income, Deprivation and Economic Stress in an Enlarged European Union''. Social Indicators Research, 83 :309-329. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B; (2007) '‘Understanding the Implications of Choice of Deprivation Index for Measuring Consistent Poverty in Ireland’'. Economic and Social Review, 38 (2):211-234. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B; (2006) ' `Comparing Poverty and Deprivation Dynamics: Issues of Reliability and Validity''. Journal of Economic Inequality, 4 (3):303-323. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Layte, R.; (2006) '`Economic Boom and Social Mobility: The Irish Experience''. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 24 (2):193-208. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B; (2006) ''Trends in Economic Vulnerability in the Republic of Ireland''. Economic and Social Review, 37 (1):91-119. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B; (2005) ''Economic Vulnerability, Multi-dimensional Deprivation and Social Cohesion in an Enlarged European Union''. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 46 (3):215-293. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B; (2005) '`Vulnerability and Multiple Deprivation Perspectives on Economic Exclusion in Europe: A Latent Class Analysis''. European Societies, 7 (3):423-445. [Details]
Maître, B, Nolan, B. and Whelan, C. T.; (2005) '`Welfare Regimes and Household Income Packaging in the European Union''. Journal of European Social Policy, 15 (2):157-171. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. Layte, R. and Maître, B; (2004) '`Understanding the Mismatch Between Income Poverty and Deprivation: A Dynamic Comparative Analysis''. European Sociological Revew, 20 (4):287-301. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. Layte, R.and Maître, B; (2003) '`Persistent Income Poverty and Deprivation in the European Union''. Journal of Social Policy, 32 (1):1-18. [Details]
Layte, R and Whelan, C. T.; (2003) '`Moving In and Out of Poverty: The Impact of Welfare Regimes on Poverty Dynamics in the EU''. European Societies, 5 (2):75-99. [Details]
Whelan, C. T.Layte, R. and Maître, B; (2002) '`Multiple Deprivation and Persistent Poverty in the European Union''. Journal of European Social Policy, 12 (2):91-105. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Layte, R.; (2002) ' `Late Industrialization and the Increased Merit Selection Hypothesis''. European Sociological Revew, 18 (1):35-50. [Details]
Layte, R. and Whelan, C. T. ; (2002) '`Cumulative Disadvantage or Individualization: A Comparative Analysis of Poverty Risk and Incidence''. European Societies, 4 (2):209-233. [Details]
Whelan, C. T., Layte, R., Nolan, B. and Maitre, B.; (2001) 'I'ncome, Deprivation and Economic Strain: An Analysis of the European Community Household Panel''. European Sociological Revew, 17 (4):357-275. [Details]
Layte, R., Nolan, B,Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B; (2001) '`Persistent and Consistent Poverty in the 1994 and 19950 Waves of the European Community Household Panel''. Review of Income and Wealth, 17 (4):427-450. [Details]
Layte, R., Whelan, C. T., Nolan and Maitre, B.; (2001) '`Explaining Levels of Deprivation in the European Union¿'. Acta Sociologica, 44 (2):105-122. [Details]
Layte, R., Nolan, B, Whelan, C. T; (2001) '`Reassessing Income and Deprivation Approaches to the Measurement of Poverty in Ireland''. Economic and Social Review, 32 (3):239-261. [Details]
Whelan, C. T., Layte, R., Maître, B and Nolan,B.; (2000) '`Poverty Dynamics: An Analysis of the 1994 and 1995 Waves of the European Community Household Panel Survey¿'. European Societies, 2 (4):505-531. [Details]
Layte, R., Nolan, B. and Whelan, C. T.; (2000) '`Targeting Poverty: Lessons from Ireland's National Anti-Poverty Strategy''. Social Policy, 29 (4):553-570. [Details]
Nolan,B. and Whelan, C. T.; (2000) '`Urban Housing and the Role of `Underclass Processes: the Case of Ireland''. Journal of European Social Policy, 10 (1):5-22. [Details]
Nolan, Brian and Whelan, Christopher T. (2000) 'Urban housing and the role of ¿underclass¿ processes: the case of Ireland'. Journal of European Social Policy, 10 (1):5-21. [Details]
Nolan, Brian and Whelan, Christopher T. (1996) 'Measuring Poverty Using Income and Deprivation Indicators: Alternative Approaches'. Journal of European Social Policy, 6 (3):225-240. [Details]
Callan, Tim, Nolan, Brian, and Whelan, Christopher T. (1993) 'Resources, Deprivation and the Measurement of Poverty'. Social Policy, 22 (2):141-172. [Details]
   

Published Reports

Watson,D, Maitre, B., Whelan, C., Russell, H. (2016) Social risk and Social Class Patterns in Poverty and Quality of Life. Department of Social Protection & Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin. [Details]
Watson, D., Maitre, B, Whelan, C.T.. Russell, H. (2016) Technical Paper on the Measurement of Multidimensional Quality of Life in Ireland: An Analysis of the Central Statistics Office (CSO) Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) Special Quality of Life Module, 2013. Department of Social Protection, Dublin. [Details]
Watson, D., Maitre, B., Whelan, C. T, Williams, J. (2014) Dynamics of Child Economic Vulnerability and Socio-Emotional Development, Department of Children and Family Affairs: An Analysis of the First Two Waves of the GUI Survey. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [Details]
Maitre, B., Russell, H. and Whelan, C. T. (2014) Trends in Economic Stress and the Great Recession in Ireland: An Analysis of the CSO Survey in Incoem and Living Conditions. Department of Social Protection, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Watson, D., Maitre, B. & Whelan, C. T. (2012) Work and Poverty. ESRI & Office of Social Inclusion, Dublin. [Details]
Watson, D., Maitre. B. & Whelan, C. T. (2012) Understanding Childhood Deprivation in Ireland. Department of Social Protection & Economic & Social Research Institute, Dublin. [Details]
Layte, R., Maitre, B. & Whelan, C. T.; (2010) Living Conditions, Social Exclusion and Mental Well-Being. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B. ; (2009) Poverty and Deprivation in Ireland in Comparative European Perspective. Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. [Details]
Whelan, C. T. and Maître, B. ; (2008) The Life Cycle Perspective and Social Inclusion In Ireland: An Analysis of EU-SILC. Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. [Details]
Callan. T, Nolan, B, Walsh, J. R., Whelan, C. T and Maître, B. ; (2008) Tackling Low Income and Deprivation: Developing Effective Policies. Economic and Social research Institute, Dublin. [Details]
Whelan, C. T, Maître, B, Nolan, B; (2007) Multiple Deprivation and Multiple Disadvantage. Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. [Details]
Maître, B, Nolan, B, Whelan; (2005) Reconfiguring the Measurement of Deprivation and Poverty in Ireland. Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. [Details]
Whelan, C. T, Nolan, B. and Maître; (2005) Trends in Welfare for Selected Vulnerable Groups 1994-200. Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. [Details]
                                                         

Working Paper

Whelan, Christopher T.; Nolan, Brian; Maítre, Bertrand (2016) The Great Recession and the Changing Distribution of Economic Stress across Income Classes and the Life Course in Ireland: A Comparative Perspective. University College Dublin. Geary Institute: Working Paper Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Whelan, C, T, Nolan, B., Maitre, B. (2016) Economic Stress and the Great Recession in Ireland: the erosion of social class advaantage. Dublin: Working Paper [Details]
Whelan, Christopher T.; Nolan, Brian; Maítre, Betrand; (2015) The Squeezed Middle in the Great Recession: A Comparative European Analysis of the Distribution of Economic Stress. UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy: Working Paper Link to full text [Details]
Maître, Bertrand; Russell, Helen; Whelan, Christopher T (2014) Economic stress and the great recession in Ireland: polarization, individualization or 'middle class squeeze'?. Working Paper Link to full text [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

I have been involved as Coordinator and Principal Investigator in a range of large scale national and European projects. 


My research agenda includes a range of  projects that include a comparative European analysis of economic vulnerability, a comparison of national and European approaches to poverty and social exclusion, measuring deprivation in the European Union, conceptualisation and measurement of multiple deprivation, understanding the impact of social origins on educational outcomes, of low pay, analysis of new and old social risks, multidimensional measurement of poverty and the role of the EU poverty target.


I am also working with colleagues at the Economic on Social Research Institute and the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford on a range of projects relating to poverty, inequality economic vulnerability and quality of life