Download PDF by Chris Gilleard: Old Age in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: Ageing under the

By Chris Gilleard

ISBN-10: 1137585404

ISBN-13: 9781137585400

utilizing a mix of statistical research of census fabric and social historical past, this ebook describes the getting old of Ireland’s inhabitants from the beginning of the Union as much as the advent of the outdated age pension in 1908.  It examines the altering demography of the rustic following the Famine and the effect this had on loved ones and kinfolk constitution.  It explores the starting to be challenge of past due existence poverty and the residualisation of the elderly in poor health and terrible within the workhouse.  Despite gradual advancements in lots of components of existence for the younger and the operating sessions, the booklet argues that for the elderly the union used to be a interval of becoming immiseration, introduced strangely to an finish by means of the unheralded creation of the outdated age pension. 

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