State insurance and mother's pensions
Citation:Dickie, Alfred. 'State insurance and mother's pensions'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XIII Part XCVII, 1917-1919, pp675-679
Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, the subject that I wish to bring before you this evening is one of great interest to the public in general, and especially to a Society like this. From the statistics supplied from your department, Mr. President, it appears that for the last quarter the deaths have exceeded the births by a considerable amount. If this continues it will be disastrous to the country. Now, we may not be able to increase the birth-rate, as that depends on economic and other causes which we cannot by any action on our part effect. But we can and ought to take all possible measures to ensure that every child born into this world has a proper chance of growing up and growing into an efficient citizen.
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XIII Part XCVII 1917-1919
Description:Read April 14th, 1919