The Meaning of Social Participation for Daily Mobility in Later Life: an Ethnographic Case Study of a Senior Project in a Swedish Urban Neighbourhood

The Meaning of Social Participation for Daily Mobility in Later Life: an Ethnographic Case Study... This paper presents an ethnographic case study that aims to understand the meaning of social participation in a neighbourhood for daily mobility in later life. In the study, the mobility of the participants of a senior-citizen project was monitored over 18 months. The project was founded as a result of a municipal district’s targeting of social sustainability. The results show that social participation had positive effects on the daily mobility of the participants. The implementation of broad-minded thinking from the municipality and the cooperation of various municipal actors were shown to be essential for the positive outcome of this project. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ageing International Springer Journals

The Meaning of Social Participation for Daily Mobility in Later Life: an Ethnographic Case Study of a Senior Project in a Swedish Urban Neighbourhood

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
Subject
Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general; Aging
ISSN
0163-5158
eISSN
1936-606X
D.O.I.
10.1007/s12126-017-9296-4
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Abstract

This paper presents an ethnographic case study that aims to understand the meaning of social participation in a neighbourhood for daily mobility in later life. In the study, the mobility of the participants of a senior-citizen project was monitored over 18 months. The project was founded as a result of a municipal district’s targeting of social sustainability. The results show that social participation had positive effects on the daily mobility of the participants. The implementation of broad-minded thinking from the municipality and the cooperation of various municipal actors were shown to be essential for the positive outcome of this project.

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Ageing InternationalSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 5, 2017

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