Welfare State Development in the context of European Integration and Economic Convergence: Situating Ireland withing the European Union Context

Julia S O'Connor

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    Abstract

    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.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages387-404
    JournalPolicy & Politics
    Volume31
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2003

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    European integration
    welfare state
    Ireland
    European Union
    economics
    social policy
    expenditure
    economic development
    applicant
    European Community
    expenditures
    welfare
    community

    Keywords

    • welfare state
    • European Union
    • Ireland
    • Convergence
    • Openness of the economy

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    In: Policy & Politics, Vol. 31, No. 3, 01.07.2003, p. 387-404.

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