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The politics of old ageOlder people's interest organisations and collective action in Ireland$
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Doyle Martha

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090479

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090479.001.0001

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Introduction: Contextualising the ‘Politics of Old Age’

Introduction: Contextualising the ‘Politics of Old Age’

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(p.1) 1 Introduction: Contextualising the ‘Politics of Old Age’
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The politics of old age
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Martha Doyle

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090479.003.0001

Chapter 1 contextualizes the study of older people’s interest organisations within the evolving politics of old age. It explores the evolving relationship between old age, the welfare state and the economy and the national and international promotion of older people’s interest organisations. It outlines the relationship between age-based social policy and economics, demographic forecasts, transnational organisations, globalisation and ideological debates surrounding the equity of specific age-based benefits.

Keywords:   Old age, welfare state, old age policy, social policy, older people’s interest organisations

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