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Timonen, Virpi (2003) Irish social expenditure in a comparative international context. Combat Poverty Agency Research Series No 33 Dublin, Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, Combat Poverty Agency .

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Ireland has a relatively low rate of social expenditure for a variety of historical reasons, including the influence of the British welfare model. Social expenditure refers not just to social welfare payments or income support, but also to expenditure on other social areas such as health and education. In considering how the social welfare system might be reshaped to meet new challenges and further reduce poverty there are a number of important considerations. These include issues such as the following: How are the tax and welfare systems structured and how do they interact? What are the material and social needs of people living in
poverty and how can these best be met? What types of service provision will promote both economic and social objectives? How can the quality of life for welfare recipients be improved and new opportunities opened up
for them? Some of these questions are addressed in this report.

Item Type:Book
Call No:MP18, MQ12.6
Pages:xv, 58
Publisher:Institute of Public Administration, Combat Poverty Agency
Place of Publication:Dublin, Dublin
ISBN:1 904541 01 1
Accession Number:HRB 1947 (Available), HRB 1948 (Available)
Subjects:MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position > Social equality and inequality
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care economics
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic policy

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