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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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Conclusion – beyond austerity

Conclusion – beyond austerity

critical issues for future policy

Chapter:
(p.131) Nine Conclusion – beyond austerity
Source:
Ageing through austerity
Author(s):

Gemma M. Carney

Kieran Walsh

Áine Ní Léime

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447316237.003.0009

The final chapter highlights the main purpose of the book: to question how ageing affects work and retirement, citizenship, health, place, disadvantage and exclusion in one county context, during a period of economic hardship. Each chapter provided a systematic assessment of the most up to date literature on the relevant policy area. New insights on the issue were followed by an applied analysis of the Irish case. Finally, by drawing out the implications of the Irish case for other national contexts’ experience of austerity, each chapter provides insights for an internationally shared understanding of global population ageing. Using the single country lens, at a challenging time in Irish history, has allowed this book to raise new questions for future policy planning in ageing societies. By taking this in-depth approach, the extent of the challenge presented by demographic change in economic recession and economic retrenchment can be identified, and future policy approaches imagined and, ultimately, designed.

Keywords:   Austerity, Future policy, Retirement, Health, Place, Disadvantage, Exclusion, Globalisation context

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