Ageing and social policy in Ireland (Book, 2008) []
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Ageing and social policy in Ireland

Ageing and social policy in Ireland

Author: Patricia Kennedy; Suzanne Quin
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Ageing and Social Policy explores many aspects of ageing in Ireland today. The book provides an appraisal of policy developments to date and a point of departure for future challenges. It is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students eager to familiarise themselves with the challenges for older people, their families, service providers and policy makers. It is a resource for those approaching gerontology for  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Kennedy; Suzanne Quin
ISBN: 9781904558958 190455895X
OCLC Number: 220016504
Description: xii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction / Suzanne Quin and Patricia Kennedy --
2. Constructions of ageing in Irish social policy / Maria Pierce --
3. Ageing, the labour market and retirement / Tony Fahey --
4. Poverty and ageing / Martina Prunty --
5. Housing and accommodation for older people / Michelle Norris and Nessa Winston --
6. Older returning emigrants / Joan O'flynn --
7. Ageing and the new communities in Ireland / Joe Moran --
8. Alzheimer's disease, activism and the pharmaceutical industry / Orla O'donovan --
9. Health care for older people / Suzanne Quin --
10. Disability in old age / Anne O'connor --
11. From community care to residential care: personal social services and older people / John Brennan --
12. Elder abuse / Ann O'loughlin.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Kennedy, Suzanne Quin.


Explores many of the aspects of ageing in Ireland. This book serves as an appraisal of policy developments and as a point of departure for challenges. It is useful for undergraduate and postgraduate  Read more...


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"I have no doubt that there will be a demand for a further volume as the current set will be a valuable reference for students of social policy." Sheelagh Broderick, Trinity College Dublin Economic Read more...

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