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So do you feel compared to your mother’s life there’s kindo of....more safety nets and supports out there?

Oh there is more safety nets, and there is more interaction like from the…even from the just say the college, Trinity college for instance, like community groups are interacting with them, that didn’t happen when we were kids, my sister was saying to the teacher in school one day, the school was on the top of Townsend street, a girls primary school, she was saying “Miss, what’s behind them walls over there” and she says to her “you needn’t have to worry, cause you’ll never be going there dear”, so that was the attitude, now the teachers have changed totally and they’re saying "you can do it, you can go", do you know what I mean, there’s more positivity, there’s more em support, even within the school system

Duration

18:09.6 - 19:01.1

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Subject

Relative deprivation, Community

Date Added

10.06.2009

Citation

"Betty Watson considers the changes in the community." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #306 (accessed August 20 2017, 4:49 am)