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Author Maguire, Moira (Moira J.)

Title Precarious childhood in post-independence Ireland / Moira J. Maguire
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 244 pages)
Contents Poverty, family dysfunction, and state provision for neglected children -- Cherished equally? "Outdoor" provision for illegitimate children -- Cherished equally? Institutional provision for illegitimate children -- Legislating care and protection : the Carrigan Committee, the age of consent, and adoption -- The abused child? -- Sanctity of child life? Official responses to infanticide -- Desperate act or wilful choice? Infanticide and unwanted children
Summary This study reveals the desperate plight of the poor illegitimate, and abused children in an Irish society that claimed to cherish and hold them sacred, but in fact marginalised and ignored them
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Catholic Church -- Ireland
Children with social disabilities -- Government policy -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Christianity and politics -- Catholic Church -- History -- 20th century.
Poor children -- Government policy -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1922-
Ireland -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1781702608 (electronic bk.)
1847793258 (electronic bk.)
9781781702604 (electronic bk.)
9781847793256 (electronic bk.)