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Making Intergenerational Connections: An Evidence Review

Drury, Lisbeth and Abrams, Dominic and Swift, Hannah J. (2017) Making Intergenerational Connections: An Evidence Review. Project report. Age UK, London, Kent, UK (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:64023)

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Abstract

Improving intergenerational attitudes and relationships is a public policy focus in many countries around the world. In response to this, many organisations arrange intergenerational contact programmes in which younger and older people interact, with the aim of fostering improved attitudes reducing ageism and other beneficial outcomes.

Many psychological research projects have examined the nature of social contact between different age groups, but evidence from these has never been synthesised to inform the design of intergenerational contact programmes. Consequently, practitioners have not benefited from optimal use of evidence which could reliably inform practice and policy. This review, for Age UK, aims to address the evidence-practice gap. We synthesise international evidence generated from 48 peer reviewed research studies and evaluate 31 intergenerational contact programmes to explore what aspects make them more or less successful and provide useful insights for programme design and public policy.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Uncontrolled keywords: intergenerational contact, ageism, intergroup contact
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre for the Study of Group Processes
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: L. Drury
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2017 19:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64023 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abrams, Dominic: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-4572
Swift, Hannah J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1911-0782
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