Conflicting Relations, Abuse and Discrimination Experienced by Older Adults

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Waldegrave , C , Aartsen , M , Lowenstein , A , Seppänen , M , Niemi , M , Melchiorre , M G & Lamura , G 2021 , Conflicting Relations, Abuse and Discrimination Experienced by Older Adults . in K Walsh , T Scharf , S van Regenmortel & A Wanka (eds) , Social Exclusion in Later Life : Interdisciplinary and Policy Perspectives . International Perspectives on Aging , Springer , Cham , pp. 119-132 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51406-8_9

Title: Conflicting Relations, Abuse and Discrimination Experienced by Older Adults
Author: Waldegrave, Charles; Aartsen, Marja; Lowenstein, Ariela; Seppänen, Marjaana; Niemi, Mia; Melchiorre, Maria Gabriella; Lamura, Giovanni
Editor: Walsh, Kieran; Scharf, Thomas; van Regenmortel, Sofie; Wanka, Anna
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Social Work
University of Helsinki, Social Work
Publisher: Springer
Date: 2021-04-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Social Exclusion in Later Life Interdisciplinary and Policy Perspectives
Belongs to series: International Perspectives on Aging
ISBN: 978-3-030-51405-1
978-3-030-51406-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/329495
Abstract: This chapter brings together three dimensions of negative social relations as they impinge on and are experienced by older people, which have not been addressed together in previous studies. Each dimension, conflictual relationships, abuse and discrimination, is characterised by demeaning social interactions that are important to address when considering social exclusion in ageing societies. Five national studies were carried out in Norway, Finland, Israel, Italy and New Zealand. The studies in each dimension confirmed many of the findings of earlier research that have identified the negative health and social relations associations with each dimension. The three dimensions that are usually studied within their own boundaries are brought together to demonstrate the similar way each reduces the quality of life and social inclusion of older people. They function as exclusionary mechanisms in comparable ways within the social relations domain and have an important place in a conceptual framework of old-age social exclusion. While previous research has focussed on each dimension separately, this lens on the similarities and interrelationships of the three dimensions has enabled a broader understanding of exclusionary mechanisms. It also enables more comprehensive and effective policy formation, than a focus on one dimension at a time.
Subject: 5145 Social work
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