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Ageing through austerity: Critical perspectives from Ireland

Keiran Walsh, Gemma M. Carney, and Áine Ní Léime


Demographic ageing is identified as a global challenge with significant social policy implications across local, national and international contexts. The 2008 economic crisis and related austerity policies further compound and complicate this challenge. Social policy pressures characterising ageing societies increasingly need to be understood within the context of the economic recession and the evolving circumstances of austerity. Yet, the extent to which the global economic crisis intensifies problems experienced in later life has been largely neglected as a research and policy topic. This bo ... More

Keywords: Ageing, Social policy, Economic recession, Austerity, Citizenship, Participation and volunteering, Work, gender and pensions, Age-friendly communities and place, Dementia care, Social exclusion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447316237
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447316237.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keiran Walsh, editor
National University of Ireland Galway

Gemma M. Carney, editor
Queen's University Belfast

Áine Ní Léime, editor
Southern Connecticut State University

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