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Downsizing the community sector. Changes in employment and services in the voluntary and community sector in Ireland, 2008-2012.

Creator:

Brian Harvey

Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

This report is an examination of the cumulative impact of the cuts in spending on the voluntary and community sector in Ireland over 2008-12, specifically examining their effect on employment. The voluntary and community sector had, at the start of the financial crisis in 2008, a value of â,¬6.5bn, received about â,¬1.89bn in state funding and employed 53,098 people (full time equivalents). From 2008-2012, government spending on current services fell -2.82%, our benchmark. Using the governmentâ?Ts own figures from the budgets of 2008-2012, government funding for the voluntary and community sector has fallen by the following amounts: Health services, the largest funder - 4.5% to -29% Voluntary social housing, the next largest - 54% National supports -48% Local Community Development Programme - 35% Initiatives against drugs - 29% Family support projects - 17% Dormant accounts -87%

Date:

01/01/2012

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Brian Harvey. (2012) Downsizing the community sector. Changes in employment and services in the voluntary and community sector in Ireland, 2008-2012. [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/115680 [Accessed: 21st July 2018].

  

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