The University of Dublin | Trinity College -- Ollscoil Átha Cliath | Coláiste na Tríonóide
Trinity's Access to Research Archive
Home :: Log In :: Submit :: Alerts ::

JSSISI: Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1847- >
Archive JSSISI: 1847- Complete Collection >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Title: Symposium on the report of the Commission on Social Welfare
Other Titles: The report of the Commission on Social Welfare
Author: Kennedy, Finola
Keywords: Social welfare
Welfare expenditure
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Citation: Kennedy, Finola. 'Symposium on the report of the Commission on Social Welfare'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXV No.4, 1986/1987, pp21-39
Series/Report no.: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XXV No. 4 1986/1987
Abstract: The Report of the Commission on Social Welfare (CSW) together with the three Background Papers comprise the first ever comprehensive review of the entire Social Welfare System.Expenditure on Social Welfare is at a record high of over 14 per cent of GNP, absorbing more resources than is devoted by the State to agriculture, fisheries, forestry, industry, transport and communications combined. Throughout the recessionary fifties expenditure on social welfare never exceeded 6 per cent of GNP. Indeed back in the fifties the four areas of education, health, housing and social welfare combined absorbed around 15 per cent of GNP. An expanding population faces contracting opportunities. Unemployment and debt are at record levels. Substantial emigration has resumed. Output is flagging and, while inflation is well down, real interest rates have never been higher. The Report of the CSW culminates in its chapter on Costings and Priorities. I will limit my comments to some remarks regarding these two areas.
Description: Read before the Society, 30th October, 1986
ISSN: 00814776
Appears in Collections:Archive JSSISI: 1847- Complete Collection
JSSISI: Symposia

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
jssisiVolXXV21_39.pdf1.09 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Please note: There is a known bug in some browsers that causes an error when a user tries to view large pdf file within the browser window. If you receive the message "The file is damaged and could not be repaired", please try one of the solutions linked below based on the browser you are using.

Items in TARA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback