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'You can only get a degree!' Theoretically situating the alterations to the back to education allowance welfare to education programme of 2003/04

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dc.contributor.author Power, Martin J.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-02T13:54:21Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-02T13:54:21Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Power M.J. (2010) ''You can only get a degree!' Theoretically situating the alterations to the back to education allowance welfare to education programme of 2003/04'. Policy Futures in Education, 8 (5):499-512. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3810
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This article critically examines the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) as a mechanism of social inclusion for Irish welfare recipients through participation in third-level education. The article is based on empirical data from focus group and in-depth qualitative interviews with third-level students on the BTEA, and key informants. The article adopts a strong ‘structural’ position, situating the source of social exclusion in the structured inequality of the labour market and the state, which disadvantages particular groups in society. In an era of unprecedented growth in Ireland, the first signs of a fiscal crisis saw cuts made to welfare programmes in 2003/2004. The article examines the resultant changes made to the BTEA, utilising Mutch’s adaptation of Bourdieu’s field theory to form a theoretical understanding of how and why these restrictive changes to the BTEA occurred. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Symposium Journals en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Futures in Education;8 (5), pp. 499-512
dc.relation.uri http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/freetoview.asp?j=pfie&vol=8&issue=5&year=2010&article=2_Power_PFIE_8_5_web
dc.subject BTEA en_US
dc.subject Irish welfare en_US
dc.subject social inclusion en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title 'You can only get a degree!' Theoretically situating the alterations to the back to education allowance welfare to education programme of 2003/04 en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2014-05-01T09:00:33Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1135640
dc.internal.copyrightchecked No The article is free to view / download via the journal website via the following address: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/validate.asp?j=pfie&vol=8&issue=5&year=2010&article=2_Power_PFIE_8_5_web
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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