Chapter 1. Quality of Life after the Boom, Tony Fahey, Helen Russell & Christopher T. Whelan. - Chapter 2. How do we Feel? Economic Boom and Happiness, Tony Fahey. - Chapter 3. Economic Growth and Income Inequality: Setting the Context, Brian Nolan & Bertrand Maître. - Chapter 4. Employment and the Quality of Work, Philip J. O'Connell & Helen Russell. - Chapter 5. Opportunities for All in the New Ireland? Christopher T. Whelan & Richard Layte. - Chapter 6. Consistent Poverty and Economic Vulnerability, Christopher T. Whelan, Brian Nolan & Bertrand Maître. - Chapter 7. Health and Health Care, Richard Layte, Anne Nolan & Brian Nolan. - Chapter 8. The Housing Boom, Tony Fahey & David Duffy. - Chapter 9. Changing Times, Changing Schools? Quality of Life for Students, Emer Smyth, Selina McCoy, Merike Darmody & Allison Dunne. - Chapter 10. Family and Sexuality, Toney Fahey & Richard Layte. - Chapter 11. Ties that Bind? The Social Fabric of Daily Life in New Surburbs, Mary P. Corcoran, Jane Gray & Michel Peillon. - Chapter 12. Gender, Work-Life Balance and Quality of Life, Frances McGinnity, Helen Russell & Emer Smyth. - Chapter 13. The Impact of Immigration, Gerard Hughes, Frances McGinnity, Philip O'Connell & Emma Quinn. - Chapter 14. Crime and its Consequences, Ian O'Donnell. - Chapter 15: Soaring in the Best of Times?, Robert Erikson. - References. - Index.
Presents and assesses the latest findings on the social impact of economic changes in Ireland since the early 1990's
Shows that the Celtic Tiger has brought important social gains and economic growth
Ireland: now living in "Best of Times", or has increased prosperity come at (too) high cost?