Slow Failure

Slow Failure[Reading] ➼ Slow Failure ➲ Mary E. Daly – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Today Ireland s population is rising immigration outpaces emigration most families have two or at most three children and full time farmers are in steady decline But the opposite was true for than a c Today Ireland s population is rising immigration outpaces emigration most families have two or at most three children and full time farmers are in steady decline But the opposite was true for than a century from the great famine of the s until the s Between and most of the first fifty years after independence the population of Ireland was falling in the s as rapidly as in the s Mary Daly s The Slow Failure examines not just the reasons for the decline but the responses to it by politicians academics journalists churchmen and others who publicly agonized over their nation s Slow Failure Eager to reverse population decline but fearful that economic development would undermine Irish national identity they fashioned statistical evidence to support ultimately fruitless policies to encourage large rural farm families Focusing on both Irish government and society Daly places Ireland s population history in the mainstream history of independent Ireland Daly s research reveals how pastoral visions of an ideal Ireland made it virtually impossible to reverse the fall in population Promoting large families for example contributed to late marriages actually slowing population growth further The crucial issue of emigration failed to attract serious government attention except during World War II; successive Irish governments refused to provide welfare services for emigrants leaving that role to the Catholic Church Daly takes these and other elements of an often sad story weaving them into essential reading for understanding modern Irish history.

Slow Failure Kindle ¿ Ebook
  • ebook
  • 455 pages
  • Slow Failure
  • Mary E. Daly
  • 07 July 2016
  • 9781283550369