Changing Economic and Social Worlds of Irish Women

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Title: Changing Economic and Social Worlds of Irish Women
Authors: Barry, Ursula
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9735
Date: 25-Feb-2008
Online since: 2019-03-28T11:29:49Z
Abstract: We have just lived through a decade of enormous change in the economic and social position of Irish women. From a traditional position in which the majority of women were carers - unpaid carers - women now occupy the dual role of carer-earner. The majority of women are now in paid employment, including women with children, married women and a significant proportion of women lone parents. This has meant huge changes in women's lives, changes which have been brought about by the decisions and choices of thousands of individual women, despite the lack of policies or support systems to facilitate such change. This chapter explores some of the key aspects of the economic and social policy frameworks that shape, and sometimes determine, the changing patterns of Irish women's lives.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: New Island Books
Keywords: Economic and social policy frameworksIrish womenUnpaid workSexual exploitationGender inequalities
Other versions: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Where-are-Now-Perspectives-Contemporary/dp/1905494920/
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Ursula Barry (ed.). Where are We Now?: New Feminist Perspectives on Women in Contemporary Ireland
ISBN: 978-1905494927
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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