Perspectives on austerity: the impact of the economic recession on intellectually disabled children

  title={Perspectives on austerity: the impact of the economic recession on intellectually disabled children},
  author={Susan Flynn},
  journal={Disability \& Society},
  pages={678 - 700}
  • S. Flynn
  • Published 10 April 2017
  • Psychology
  • Disability & Society
Abstract In 2008, the Republic of Ireland descended into the deepest period of economic recession since the Great Depression of 70 years before. In the aftershock of recession, research suggests that it has been the nation’s children who have been hit hardest. Within this, intellectually disabled children are considered a particularly vulnerable socio-economic group. Nonetheless, the impact and experience of the recession for intellectually disabled children has received little specific… 

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