With the repeal of the 8th amendment Irish women and their partners will have a choice if and when to have children later this year. This choice will have major implications for social policy and the development of a family-friendly welfare state in Ireland. From my own experience Irish people are extremely child-friendly but Ireland […]
Dr Stephan Köppe is Assistant Professor of Social Policy at University College Dublin. While teaching comparative social policy, his research focusses on marketisation and privatisation of welfare schemes and services. Inter alia this covers private pensions, school choice, housing wealth and intergenerational transfers.