The wider perspective of poverty in rural Ireland is raised in this book by different authors.
The subject is taken beyond equating poverty in terms of poor communities and poor farmers as those living in poverty in rural areas and the factors affecting their life chances are identified. Attempting to provide an understanding of the causes and consequences of rural poverty, this study also presents a framework for a more effective formulation of policies aimed at the alleviation of rural poverty.
Issues of demography and the distribution of deprivation in rural Ireland are examined, along with agricultural production, natural resource development, rural industrialization, social service provision, communities and rural poverty and institional structures and rural poverty.
The final chapter refers to policy issues that emanate from these discussions.