Tagged with: gender


Male breadwinner activation, wifely labour and the Irish patriarchy

Mary Murphy 23/05/2018

  Writing in the week of the referendum to repeal the 8thReferendum, the cervical check debacle and the shocking violent deaths of two women it seems uncontroversial that Ireland is still a patriarchal state with strong undertones of misogyny.  Underpinning a paternalistic welfare state is a male breadwinner regime and a tax and welfare system …



Some Missing Elements in the Pensions Debate

Michelle Maher 19/05/2017

In Ciarán Hancock’s recent (10 May) Irish Times article Time for the Government to Introduce Pension Auto-enrolment, he makes a welcome call for …

Women’s unpaid care is pivotal factor in gendered economic inequalities

Ursula Barry, Maggie Feeley 15/08/2016

Dr Ursula Barry and Dr Maggie Feeley: Despite the issue of gender inequalities being well-aired in the past decades, current evidence shows that …

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