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Ageing through austerityCritical perspectives from Ireland$
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Keiran Walsh, Gemma M. Carney, and Áine Ní Léime

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447316237

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447316237.001.0001

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Contextualising ageing in Ireland

Contextualising ageing in Ireland

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(p.17) Two Contextualising ageing in Ireland
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Ageing through austerity
Author(s):

Sheelah Connolly

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447316237.003.0002

This chapter contextualises ageing in Ireland in a time of austerity. It describes the current demographic and socio-economic situation of older people in Ireland and recent changes therein; where relevant, it compares the situation in Ireland to that of other high income countries. The chapter goes on to examine the impact of the 2008 economic downturn on older people in Ireland. It examines the direct effects of austerity measures on the Irish welfare state as well as some indirect effects, including the impact of emigration and depopulation on older people.

Keywords:   Ireland, Older people, Demographic, Socio-economic, Austerity, Welfare state

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