O'Connor, Julia S (2003) Welfare State Development in the context of European Integration and Economic Convergence: Situating Ireland withing the European Union Context. Policy & Politics, 31 (3). pp. 223-240. [Journal article]
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Convergence towards the European Community average on key economic dimensions was the dominant objective of Ireland's entry into the Community in 1973 and is now central to the admission aspirations of the applicant countries. This article outlines key aspects of Ireland's economic convergence and the associated policy choices. It examines whether its welfare state is converging towards the European Union average in expenditure and selected distributional outcomes and discusses its welfare regime characterisation. The simultaneous processes of economic convergence and maintenance of traditional social policy patterns are identified, as are differences between the economic development and distributional roles of the state.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Keywords:||welfare state, European Union, Ireland, Convergence, Openness of the economy|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Social Sciences|
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute for Research in Social Sciences|
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
|Deposited By:||Professor Julia S O'Connor|
|Deposited On:||22 Jun 2010 10:00|
|Last Modified:||22 Jun 2010 10:00|
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