research product . 2018

Financing the Golden Age of Irish Social Housing, 1932-1956 (and the dark ages which followed)

Norris, Michelle;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Oct 2018
  • Publisher: University College Dublin
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
Simms120 Events in remembrance of Herbert George Simms The period from the early 1930s to mid-1950s was the golden age of social housing in the Republic of Ireland. During these three decades social housing accounted for 55 per cent of all new housing built and the proportion of Irish households accommodated in this sector increased to an all-time high of 18.6 per cent by 1961. Unlike the rest of Western Europe the expansion of Ireland’s social housing sector did not coincide with a golden age of welfare state expansion. Indeed the Ireland’s social housing sector began to stagnate and contract just as its welfare state commenced a late blossoming in the 1970s. T...
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free text keywords: Social housing, Republic of Ireland, History, Welfare state
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