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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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Older People's Interest Organisations

Older People's Interest Organisations

(p.21) 3 Older People's Interest Organisations
The politics of old age

Martha Doyle

Manchester University Press

Chapter 3 outlines the origins and development of older people’s interest groups. It outlines their evolution in Europe and the United States from the late nineteenth century and the changing nature of older people’s interest representation from the 1950s. The chapter also explores the topic of older people’s interest organisations and political influence and provides a summary of the literature exploring issues of membership and representation.

Keywords:   Older people’s interest organisations, membership, grey power, political influence, pensioners organisations, advocacy groups, senior citizens boards

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