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    The Spatial Dimension of Household Resilience : NIRSA Working Paper No.86


    Gallagher, Kerry and Gilmartin, Niall and Gray, Jane (2017) The Spatial Dimension of Household Resilience : NIRSA Working Paper No.86. Working Paper. NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, Maynooth University.

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    Abstract

    This working paper provides an analysis of the spatial dimensions of household resilience in Ireland. It was produced as the Irish national report for Work Package 7 within the FP7 Project, ‘RESCuE: Patterns of resilience during socio-economic crisis among households in Europe.’ This paper includes a qualitative analysis of key spatial aspects including crisis, health and well being; home; neighbourhood; and supra local scale. Health and well-being explores the impact of the crisis on the mind and body of participants, particularly men as they coped with a higher incidence of unemployment at the beginning of the recession. The theme of home reveals how participants strategised to maintain their homes and a sense of home with reduced resources as a result of the recession. To frame the exploration of socio-spatial dynamics of crisis, poverty and resilience we distinguish between the types of ‘communities’ that exist, the homogeneity of these neighbourhoods and the changes brought about from broader economic shifts. The constraining characteristics vary between urban and rural areas but similarities emerge in the everyday experiences of movement, attachment and change.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Recommended citation: Gallagher, K., Gilmartin, N. and Gray, J. (2017). Spatial aspects of resilient households in Ireland. NIRSA Working Paper No. 86 (NIRSA, Maynooth, Ireland). Available at: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/social-sciences-institute/working-papers
    Keywords: Spatial Dimensions; Household Resilience; Ireland; RESCuE; crisis; communities; spatial aspects;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 9017
    Depositing User: Dr. Jane Gray
    Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 15:14
    Publisher: NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, Maynooth University
    Funders: European Union Seventh Framework Programme
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