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    The Geographical Distribution of Poverty in Ireland


    Pringle, D.G. (2002) The Geographical Distribution of Poverty in Ireland. In: Signposts to Rural Change Proceedings : Rural Development Conference 2002. Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc, pp. 154-166.

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    Abstract

    Government investment is often spatially targeted or tends to have a differential spatial impact. We require objective indicators to identify which areas have greatest need of assistance. We also need to be able to monitor the impact of various strategies on poverty over time. There are numerous problems associated with measuring poverty. There are also numerous problems associated with identifying its spatial dimension. These problems could be overcome, thereby permitting a more rational area-based approach to tackling the structural problems which cause deprivation to be more concentrated in certain areas. It is argued that area-based schemes should be diverse in nature and take advantage of local initiative and expertise.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Ireland; Poverty; Distribution; Geography;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 5675
    Depositing User: Dennis Pringle
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2015 14:34
    Publisher: Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc
    Refereed: No
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