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Old age in nineteenth-century Ireland : ageing under the Union

Author: C J Gilleard
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using a combination of statistical analysis of census material and social history, this book describes the ageing of Ireland’s population from the start of the Union up to the introduction of the old age pension in 1908. It examines the changing demography of the country following the Famine and the impact this had on household and family structure. It explores the growing problem of late life poverty and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)964379731
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C J Gilleard
ISBN: 9781137585417 1137585412
OCLC Number: 987473997
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: List of figures and tables-. Acknowledgements-. Preface-. Chapter 1 Ireland at the time of the Union-. Chapter 2 Ireland's changing demography-. Chapter 3 Change in family and household structure-. Chapter 4 Poverty and old age-. Chapter 5 Growing older, growing sicker?-. Chapter 6 Conclusions-. Appendices-. Bibliography-.
Other Titles: Old age in 19th century Ireland
Responsibility: Chris Gilleard.

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