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Economic stress and the Great Recession in Ireland: the erosion of social class advantage

Abstract:

In this paper we address the issue of whether the Great Recession in Ireland led to increased social class polarisation in the experience of economic stress. Rather than observing polarisation, we find evidence for ‘middle class squeeze’ involving the self-employed and a significant erosion of the advantages associated with the higher social classes. These outcomes derived primarily from a weakening of the degree of association between social class and income class and a reduction of the buff...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Whelan, CT More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
ORCID:
0000-0002-5992-4182
Publisher:
Economic & Social Research Institute Publisher's website
Journal:
Economic and Social Review Journal website
Volume:
49
Issue:
3
Pages:
259-286
Publication date:
2018-09-24
ISSN:
0012-9984
Pubs id:
pubs:925614
URN:
uri:daec3ee7-3312-4b99-bfe6-791a6070c170
UUID:
uuid:daec3ee7-3312-4b99-bfe6-791a6070c170
Local pid:
pubs:925614
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