An Analyisis of Youth Involvement in Irish Credit Unions
An Analysis of Youth Involvement in Irish Credit Unions
Authors: McCarthy O., Briscoe R. & Ward M., June 1999
The Irish credit union movement is facing the very real prospect of losing a whole generation of members to banking institutions unless it takes immediate action on the issues of involving youth in a meaningful way and providing carefully tailored services to meet youth needs. For credit unions, these two issues are co-dependent. Indeed, this study argues that involving youth in the credit union may be a prerequisite to providing services to youth. It urges that co-operative ways of working must be employed more fully by Irish credit unions to encourage and motivate them to involve their youth members at all organisational levels.