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Moving between generations? The role of intergenerational relations in older people’s mobility

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Rose Gilroy, Dr Mark Bevan


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Drawing on new data from a study of mobilities and well-being experienced through transition management, this chapter takes a relational approach to consider the value of familial inter-generational activities in the context of mobilities. The chapter draws on existing literature and on new empirical data. This includes interviews with a sample of 51 people aged 55+ in three sites in Northern England, carried out in spring and summer 2014. The chapter concludes by considering the implications of our findings in the light of the growing number of people who will age without children and therefore, whose inter-generational connections will need to be built beyond traditional family networks

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Author(s): Gilroy R, Attuyer K, Bevan M, Croucher K, Tunstall R

Editor(s): Lesley Murray and Sue Robertson

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Intergenerational Mobilities: Relationality, age and lifecourse

Year: 2016

Pages: 23-33

Print publication date: 13/10/2016

Online publication date: 04/10/2016

Acceptance date: 03/09/2015

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London


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ISBN: 9781472458766