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Title: Managing resources in later life: older people's experience of change and continuity
Authors: Hill, Katherine
Sutton, Liz
Cox, Lynne
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Centre for Research in Social Policy 2009. First published 2009 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Citation: HILL, K., SUTTON, L. and COX, L., 2009. Managing resources in later life: older people's experience of change and continuity. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 71pp.
Abstract: This report explores the changing lives of older people and shows how resources are used to manage change and maintain stability. An ageing population continues to be of policy concern, in relation to meeting the needs of older people now, and for future welfare provision. This research explores how older people plan, use and value the different resources available to them. Resources are broadly defined, to explore the relative value of different structural, social and individual resources and how they interlink. This holistic overview highlights the complexity of older people’s lives, the variety of resources that people draw on to help manage change and the work involved in maintaining continuity and preventing change. In-depth interviews with people (aged 65–84 at the first interview) were conducted two years apart to explore their changing needs and resources as they move through later life.
Sponsor: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17218
Publisher Link: http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/managing-resources-later-life
ISBN: 978-1-85935-696-8
Appears in Collections:Official Reports (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)
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