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Older people's experiences of community life: patterns of neighbouring in three urban areas.

The sociological review

Author: Phillipson, C., Bernard, M., Phillips, J., Ogg, J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1999


This paper examines changes to the community of older people living in three urban areas of England: Bethnal Green, Wolverhampton and Woodford. All three were the subject of classic community studies in the 1940s and 1950s, these providing rich material about the lives of groups such as elderly people. Using this earlier research as a baseline, the paper presents data on how the experience of living in urban neighbourhoods has changed for older people in the intervening years. The article reviews the relationship between older people and their neighbours, drawing on quantitative as well as qualitative data. In conclusion, the paper identifies a number of general arguments pointing to the value of a community and locality perspective for understanding the impact of social changes on later life.

Further Details

Publish Dates: November 1999
Full Title: The Sociological Review
Volume: 47
Issue: 4
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: Print discarded
Electronic Resource Number: 10.1111/1467-954X.00193
Keywords: United Kingdom, older
Reads: 189