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

By Chris Gilleard

utilizing a mix of statistical research of census fabric and social historical past, this publication describes the getting old of Ireland’s inhabitants from the beginning of the Union as much as the creation of the outdated age pension in 1908.  It examines the altering demography of the rustic following the Famine and the influence this had on loved ones and relatives constitution.  It explores the transforming into 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 ebook argues that for the elderly the union was once a interval of becoming immiseration, introduced strangely to an finish through the unheralded creation of the outdated age pension. 

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