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The Roscommon Commuter Survey. ESRI Memorandum Series No. 149 1981

Author, No (1981) The Roscommon Commuter Survey. ESRI Memorandum Series No. 149 1981. [Policy Paper]

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    The Roscommon Commuter Survey was designed to survey the attitudes of Roscommon people working in Dublin who came home at the week-ends. The questionnaire administered of its nature had to be simple and set out to discover some of the salient characteristics of these travellers. It did not sample Roscommon people living in Dublin who did not travel back by CIE. A study by Noirin Ni Bhroin some years ago showed that over two-thirds of typists interviewed in the Civil Service offices who came from outside Dublin would have preferred employment in their home areas. Such a finding is an additional ingredient in any interpretation of the present survey. The first characteristic recorded showed that 53 of the 227 respondents were male and 174 female so that girls were more prone to travel home by CIE. This could mean that girls were less likely to drive cars, that marriage prospects were perceived to be better for them in a home environment or that they felt closer to their families, found Dublin more lonely at week-ends than men. It could even mean that when boys leave Roscommon they go further than Dublin or perhaps that fewer boys leave than girls. If we knew more about these facts we would know what the finding signifies. As it stands whatever the reason 3 girls travelled home for every boy.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Ireland
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > public opinion
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Memorandum Series
    Depositing User: Alyssa McDonald
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 15:03
    Number of Pages: 11
    Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 15:03

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