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    Ageing and Sustainability in the Irish Welfare State


    Larragy, Joe and Larragy, Adam (2011) Ageing and Sustainability in the Irish Welfare State. In: Ageing Globally Ageing Locally - CARDI International Conference, 2/3 November 2011, Croke Park Dublin.

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    Abstract

    The logic of recent hyping of the demographic imperative ( i.e. the pensions “time bomb”) in Ireland is questionable as to its logic and its promise to address ageing in a sustainable way. Much of the policy discourse it drives – primarily about shifting resources away from the distribution mechanisms of the state to the market – seems narrow and short-sighted whereas ageing is gradual and needs a graded multi-dimensional and integrated strategic policy response. Devolving welfare to the individual and market pose risks - as revealed by the global financial crisis. The state role in provision is critical to sustaining an ageing population.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
    Keywords: Ageing; Sustainability; Irish Welfare State;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Applied Social Studies
    Item ID: 15078
    Depositing User: Mr Joe Larragy
    Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2021 15:58
    Refereed: Yes
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