Property, Family and the Irish Welfare State

November 11, 2016|
Property, Family and the Irish Welfare State by Michelle Norris

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This book examines the long-term development of the Irish welfare state since the late nineteenth century. It contests the consensus view that Ireland, like other Anglophone countries, has historically operated a liberal welfare regime which forces households to rely mainly on the market to maintain their standard of living. Drawing on case studies and key statistical data, this book argues that the Irish welfare state developed differently from most other Western European countries until recent decades.

Norris's original line of argument makes the case that Ireland’s regime was distinctive in terms of both focus and purpose in that Ireland’s welfare state was shaped by the power of small farmers and moral teaching and intended to support a rural, agrarian and familist social order rather than an urban working class and industrialised economy. A well-researched and methodical study, this book will be of great interest to scholars of social policy, sociology and Irish history.

Title:Property, Family and the Irish Welfare State
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:November 11, 2016
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319445670

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