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- DescriptionExamines the provision of poor relief in Ireland from the immediate aftermath of the Famine in the mid-nineteenth century to the onset of the Great War in 1914, by which time the Poor Law had been replaced by a range of other policy measures such as the old-age pension and national insurance.
- Author BiographyMel Cousins is the author of The Birth of Social Welfare in Ireland, a study of the development of the welfare system in twentieth-century Ireland, and of a number of articles on the Poor Law and related issues. He lectures in the history of social policy at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and has previously lectured at Trinity College Dublin.
- Author(s)Mel Cousins
- PublisherPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Date of Publication01/08/2011
- GenreHistory: World & General
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Content Note99, ill. and tables
- Weight460 g
- Width150 mm
- Height225 mm
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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