|Title||Understanding A Century of Exceptional Progress: Ireland Since Independence|
Ireland has achieved remarkable economic growth and social progress since its foundation as an independent state in December 1922. In just one hundred years it has risen from being poverty-stricken to having the second highest quality of life in the world.
The Irish live longer than ever before, have never been healthier, and have never been better educated. There have never been more at work, yesterday’s luxuries are now commonplace, and its society is safer and more tolerant than ever before. The lives of women and children have improved vastly, and the Irish are amongst the happiest people on the planet.
Ireland is an excellent case study in progress – the relative absence of it for the first fifty years post-independence, followed by a dramatic period of transformative change in the following fifty. My work In Fact: An Optimist’s Guide to Ireland at 100 is the first data-driven history of Ireland's first century and seeks to explain the reasons behind Ireland’s extraordinary rise.
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Open (open metadata and files)
|Project||Understanding A Century of Exceptional Progress: Ireland Since Independence|
|Publisher||University of Westminster|
|Published||04 May 2023|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.34737/w301z|