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To Have and to Hold. The Bond Between Older People and the Homes they Own

To Have and to Hold. The Bond Between Older People and the Homes they Own Book review To Have and to Hold. The Bond Between Older People and the Homes they Own Janet Askham, Helen Nelson, Anthea Tinker and Ruth Hancock York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation 1999 England were interviewed in depth. The ISBN 1902633 15 6 locations used represented a rural area, a Price £12.95 medium-sized town and a large conurbation. The average length of occupation in the Neil Davison current home was 25 years. Three themes Lecturer in Nursing and Teaching Fellow, emerged from the data: independence, University of Wales, Bangor financial status and social status. The nature of the independence brought The authors of this study show that an about by home-ownership in old age is increasing majority of older people are owner- discussed in Chapter One. Some interviewees occupiers, current trends suggesting that perceived a ‘beneficial independence’, where owner-occupation rates of up to 80% among they had more freedom and control over their the retired population will be achieved by the own environment, were independent from next century. They argue that, in the light of other people and could exercise control over these developments, government incentives to their future. Independence was also found to buy property rather than renting and the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Emerald Publishing

To Have and to Hold. The Bond Between Older People and the Homes they Own

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Emerald Publishing
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1471-7794
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10.1108/14717794200200015
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Book review To Have and to Hold. The Bond Between Older People and the Homes they Own Janet Askham, Helen Nelson, Anthea Tinker and Ruth Hancock York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation 1999 England were interviewed in depth. The ISBN 1902633 15 6 locations used represented a rural area, a Price £12.95 medium-sized town and a large conurbation. The average length of occupation in the Neil Davison current home was 25 years. Three themes Lecturer in Nursing and Teaching Fellow, emerged from the data: independence, University of Wales, Bangor financial status and social status. The nature of the independence brought The authors of this study show that an about by home-ownership in old age is increasing majority of older people are owner- discussed in Chapter One. Some interviewees occupiers, current trends suggesting that perceived a ‘beneficial independence’, where owner-occupation rates of up to 80% among they had more freedom and control over their the retired population will be achieved by the own environment, were independent from next century. They argue that, in the light of other people and could exercise control over these developments, government incentives to their future. Independence was also found to buy property rather than renting and the

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Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2002

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