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|Title: ||Understanding resources in later life: views and experiences of older people|
|Authors: ||Hill, Katherine|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||© Loughborough University|
|Citation: ||HILL, K. ... et al, 2007. Understanding resources in later life: Views and experiences of older people. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.|
|Abstract: ||This report explores how older people plan, use and value the resources
available to them.
Increasing life expectancy means that resources in later life have to be planned
and managed over longer periods. Resources in this project include health,
social contacts, community and neighbourhood resources, housing and
transport, as well as money. The research explores access to these resources,
their importance in older people’s lives, and how they interact. Different types of
planning for retirement and the factors that infl uence plans and outcomes are
described. People’s thoughts about, and plans for, the future are also explored.
Finally, the implications of the fi ndings for government policy and for future
research are refl ected on.
A qualitative longitudinal approach was used, to interview a panel of 91
respondents aged 65 to 84 to investigate the consequences of changes in
circumstances in later life. This report is based on the fi rst wave of interviews. It
is of interest to policymakers, practitioners and academics involved in provision
for people in later life.|
|Description: ||This report was prepared by CRSP on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It is also available from: www.jrf. org.uk/publications/.|
|Appears in Collections:||Official Reports (CRSP)|
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