The political, economic and social policy context
in The politics of old age
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Chapter 4 provides a historical overview of the ideological evolution of social policy in Ireland and the contemporary politics of old age in Ireland. It provides an introduction into the development of social policy in Ireland, with a particular focus on social policy towards older people. It offers an overview of the emergence and evolution of older people’s interest organisations in Ireland and outlines the institutional and political structures facilitating their participation.

The politics of old age

Older people’s interest organisations and collective action in Ireland


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