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Abramsson, Marianne
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Abramsson, M. (2017). Vad kännetecknar de äldre under kommande årtionden? Äldre, generationsperspektiv och sociala nätverk. In: Abramsson, Marianne; Hydén, Lars-Christer & Motel Klingebiel, Andreas (Ed.), Vem är den äldre? - Äldrebilder i ett åldrande Sverige: . Stockholm: Regeringskansliet Kommitteservice
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vad kännetecknar de äldre under kommande årtionden? Äldre, generationsperspektiv och sociala nätverk
2017 (Swedish)In: Vem är den äldre? - Äldrebilder i ett åldrande Sverige / [ed] Abramsson, Marianne; Hydén, Lars-Christer & Motel Klingebiel, Andreas, Stockholm: Regeringskansliet Kommitteservice , 2017Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Regeringskansliet Kommitteservice, 2017
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-142585 (URN)
Note

Rapporten framtagen på uppdrag av Utredningen om nationell kvalitetsplan för äldreomsorgen (S 2015:03)

Available from: 2017-10-31 Created: 2017-10-31 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Abramsson, M., Hyden, L.-C. & Motel-Klingebiel, A. (Eds.). (2017). Vem är den äldre? Äldrebilder i ett åldrande Sverige.. Stockholm: Regeringskansliet Kommitteservice
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vem är den äldre? Äldrebilder i ett åldrande Sverige.
2017 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Regeringskansliet Kommitteservice, 2017
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-142539 (URN)
Note

Rapporten framtagen på uppdrag av Utredningen om nationell kvalitetsplan för äldreomsorgen (S 2015:03)

Available from: 2017-10-31 Created: 2017-10-31 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Abramsson, M. & Andersson, E. (2016). Changing Preferences with Ageing – Housing Choices and Housing Plans of Older People. Housing, Theory and Society, 2016(33), 217-241, Article ID 2.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Changing Preferences with Ageing – Housing Choices and Housing Plans of Older People
2016 (English)In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278, Vol. 2016, no 33, p. 217-241, article id 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Planning for the housing situation of an ageing population is one of the challenges of many countries. To increase our understanding of the needs of the ageing population, a nationwide survey stratified on age and municipality type was conducted. Research questions referred to the current housing situation and plans. The aim was to investigate how preferences, location, and/or the type of housing preferred changes with age and if they are housing market dependent. Results of 10-year cohorts show that the most marked change is between the cohort 75–84 years old and the oldest cohort 85+. There is a gradual change over time of moves from large to small housing, from owner-occupation to rented housing. Respondents in the major cities and in the rural or tourism-dependent municipalities are less inclined to move compared to those from other types of municipalities. The study predicts a shortage of rented apartments.

Keywords
Elderly, Survey data, Residential mobility, Municipalities, Sweden
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-125775 (URN)10.1080/14036096.2015.1104385 (DOI)000369647600005 ()
Projects
Older People in the Swedish Housing Market Housing Preferences, Choices and Mobility Patterns
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-2068
Note

Funding agencies:  Swedish Research Council [2010-2068]

Available from: 2016-03-03 Created: 2016-03-03 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Berg, J., Levin, L., Abramsson, M. & Hagberg, J.-E. (2016). Time to spare: Everyday activities among newly retired people in a middle-sizedcity.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Time to spare: Everyday activities among newly retired people in a middle-sizedcity
2016 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Retirement has recently been studied as a complex process that affects people’s lives in many different ways (Teuscher 2010; Grenier 2011; Halleröd, Örestig and Stattin 2013). Retirement implies changes in time-space use, interruption in routines and changed social patterns. Leisure activities, shopping, errands and rest are no longer determined by the working life rhythm. New time-space constraints might at the same time occur that limit the individual’s actions, such as reduced income, new or increased commitments towards children and grandchildren, involvement in associations or part-time work (Kleiber and Nimrod, 2009; Szinovacz et al., 2001; Van den Bogaard et al., 2013).

A vast amount of research from different fields has focused on the implications of retirement for wellbeing (Bender 2012; Wang 2007), adjustment (Van Solinge and Henkens 2008), identity (Teucher 2010), volunteering (Van den Bogaard et.al., 2013) and physical activity (Lahti et al. 2011). So far, only a few studies have investigated everyday activities and timespace use among older people in general and the post-World War II generation in particular (Chatzitheochari and Arber 2011; Gauthier and Smeeding 2003). In many studies of  time-space use, the aim has been to illuminate the juggling of everyday activities that occurs and to deal with the balance between work, leisure and family (Schwanen and de Jong 2008; Kwan 2000; Scholten, Friberg and Sanden 2012). Naturally, retired people have not been included in those studies, although many older people play an important role in the lives of families with small children (Schwanen 2008) and seek supporting and leading roles as citizens (cf. Gagliardi, et al. 2007; Leinonen 2011; Liechty, Yarnal and Kerstetter 2012; McCormack et al. 2008; Nimrod and Adoni 2006; Sperazza and Banerjee 2010). Little is known about the expectations this generation has on retirement and its demands for activities. The aim of this study is therefore to explore newly retired peoples everyday activities. What activities do they take part in and where are these activities carried out? In what respect, and for what reasons, do activities change or stay the same upon retirement?

The remaining of this paper begins with a discussion of the implications of retirement on everyday activities in accordance to previous research. The time-geographical perspective and concepts used here for studying activities is then presented. That is followed by a description of methods, data and analysis, before the empirical analysis of travel diaries and qualitative interviews is given. The paper ends with a discussion of the results in relation to previous research.

National Category
Sociology Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124661 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-09 Created: 2016-02-09 Last updated: 2016-02-09Bibliographically approved
Abramsson, M. & Andersson, E. K. (2015). Changing locations: Central or peripheral moves of seniors. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 30(4), 535-551
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Changing locations: Central or peripheral moves of seniors
2015 (English)In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, ISSN 1566-4910, E-ISSN 1573-7772, Vol. 30, no 4, p. 535-551Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The increasing proportion of elderly in European populations has prompted debate about where and how they will reside. Our main hypothesis is that when moving in this phase of life the most common move would be one from a suburban location in owner occupation to a more central location. This would be in line with the popular belief that older people, when they retire or when the children have moved out, want to take part in the culture of city living, such as concerts, theatres and museums in addition to enjoying a more convenient type of housing. This, we argue, is the assumed residential pattern during the third age and a possible part of a mobility cycle as described by Rossi (1955). The aim of this study was to examine the local geographical mobility and tenure of older people. The analysis was made using a register database, Geoswede, comprising the total Swedish population. Moves of the cohorts born in the 1920s, 1930s and the 1940s were followed between 2001 and 2006. Using five distances to the municipal population core a centralized mobility pattern could be observed. The two older cohorts made such moves, whereas the majority of the youngest cohort moved to peripheral destinations. From analysis of three case municipalities, it was shown that movers from owner occupation in the cohort born in the 1940s moved within owner occupation to a greater extent and made short distance moves. This type of knowledge will have an impact on planning issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2015
Keywords
Older people, Elderly, Registered data, Residential mobility, Housing, Sweden
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118314 (URN)10.1007/s10901-014-9427-0 (DOI)000362032500001 ()
Projects
Older People in the Swedish Housing Market – Housing Preferences, Choices and Mobility Patterns
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-2068
Note

Funding text: Swedish Research Council [2010-2068]

Available from: 2015-05-27 Created: 2015-05-27 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Berg, J., Levin, L., Abramsson, M. & Hagberg, J.-E. (2015). “I want complete freedom”: car use and everyday mobility among the newly retired. European Transport Research Review, 7(4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“I want complete freedom”: car use and everyday mobility among the newly retired
2015 (English)In: European Transport Research Review, ISSN 1867-0717, E-ISSN 1866-8887, Vol. 7, no 4Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

To investigate car use among newly retired people, to explore to what extent car transport is used for everyday mobility and how it is valued in comparison to other transport modes.

Methods

The data consists of travel diaries and qualitative interviews with 24 individuals, aged between 61 and 67, living in a middle-sized Swedish city. They were recruited via the local branch of one of the main associations of pensioners, one large employer in the municipality, and through another study. The informants filled in a travel diary during 1 week that were analysed by VISUAL- TimePAcTS, an application for visualising and exploring activity diary data. The semi-structured qualitative interviews were analysed using a qualitative content analysis.

Results

The car was used for several trips daily and often for short trips. The informants had a lot of everyday projects that they would not be able to perform if they did not have access to a car. The importance of the car does not seem to have changed upon retirement, albeit it is partly used for other reasons than before. The informant’s social context implies new space-time constraints. Commitments to family members, engagement in associations and spouses’ occupations affect how much and when they use the car, and their overall mobility.

Conclusions

In contrast to much research on older people’s mobility that has studied slightly older people, this study have focused on a specific group that are relatively healthy, well-off, and have the possibility to choose between different modes of transport. By combining travel diaries and qualitative interviews, we have explored how newly retired people reason as regard their travel behaviour but also how they actually travel. Although the car was used more than other transport modes, being able to walk and cycle now that they had more time as retirees was highly valued. Our results indicate that urban residents that are retiring now and in the future are a key target group in transport planning when it comes to reduce car use in favour of slow modes of transport.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2015
Keywords
Car use; Mobility; Retirement; Older people; Space-time restrictions
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124660 (URN)10.1007/s12544-015-0180-6 (DOI)000369916800001 ()
Note

Funding agencies:  Vinnova-Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems; Vinnova

Available from: 2016-02-09 Created: 2016-02-09 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Abramsson, M. (2015). Plans and reasons for relocation among older people.. In: : . Paper presented at European Network for Housing Research, 28 jun- 01 jul 2015 Lisbon, Portugal.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Plans and reasons for relocation among older people.
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Keywords
Older people, elderly, survey data, residential mobility, housing, municipalities, Sweden
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-125776 (URN)
Conference
European Network for Housing Research, 28 jun- 01 jul 2015 Lisbon, Portugal
Projects
Older People in the Swedish Housing Market Housing Preferences, Choices and Mobility Patterns
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-1068
Available from: 2016-03-03 Created: 2016-03-03 Last updated: 2016-03-16
Abramsson, M. & Andersson, E. (2014). Housing choices and housing plans of older people. In: : . Paper presented at The Nordic Congress of Gerontology. Abstract presented in the symposium on Residential mobility and housing decisions in later life. Göteborg, 25 May – 28 May 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Housing choices and housing plans of older people
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Planning for the housing situation of an ageing population is one of the challenges of many countries today. In Sweden housing provision is mainly a matter at the municipal level and although the municipalities do not provide housing themselves, they can facilitate for the actors to realise their housing plans and influence the situation in the housing market. In or-der to do this successfully, knowledge about the housing preferences of the different actors is crucial. Most people today remain in ordinary housing all through life. In Sweden only 5 per cent of the population aged 65 and above move to assisted living. This results in greater de-mands on the housing that is available in the ordinary housing market and on the municipali-ties in ascertaining that suitable housing is being provided. In order to increase our under-tanding of the needs and wants of the ageing population, a survey was conducted in 2013 in which the respondents answered questions about their current housing situation and their housing plans for the future. The research questions raised regarded the choice of housing location in relation to the respondents’ current housing, similarly the choice of tenure and housing size and if there are differences in the choices made depending of the age of the indi-vidual and in the type of municipality in which they live. The survey was sent out nation-wide, to 4000 people aged 55 years and older resulting in a response rate at 60,7 per cent (2400 individual), the oldest respondent being 103 years old.

In this study the housing plans as regard location and housing type were in focus. The aim was to distinguish if there is a time in life when the locations and/or the type of housing the respondents would prefer changes, a tipping point. Preliminary results of 10 year cohorts show that the most frequent the movers are those aged 55-65 and 85 and older, the former mainly moving within the same tenure whereas the latter are more likely to change tenure, into rental housing which is more often located in central areas in the municipality.

National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118318 (URN)
Conference
The Nordic Congress of Gerontology. Abstract presented in the symposium on Residential mobility and housing decisions in later life. Göteborg, 25 May – 28 May 2014
Projects
Older People in the Swedish Housing Market – Housing Preferences, Choices and Mobility Patterns
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-2068
Available from: 2015-05-27 Created: 2015-05-27 Last updated: 2015-06-05
Abramsson, M. & Andersson, E. (2014). Housing choices and housing plans of older people – in search of a tipping point.. In: : . Paper presented at The ENHR Conference; Beyond Globalisation: Remaking housing policy in a complex world. Paper presented in the working group on Housing and living conditions of ageing populations, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 1-4 July, 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Housing choices and housing plans of older people – in search of a tipping point.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Planning for the housing situation of an ageing population is one of the challenges of many countries today. In Sweden housing provision is mainly a matter at the municipal level where the municipalities take on the responsibility for facilitating for the different actors to realise their housing plans and for influencing the situation in the housing market. In order to do this successfully, knowledge about the housing preferences of the different actors is crucial. Most people today remain in ordinary housing all through life. In Sweden only 5 per cent of the population aged 65 and above move to assisted living. This results in greater demands on the housing that is available in the ordinary housing market and on the municipalities in ascertaining that suitable housing is being provided. In order to increase our understanding of the needs and wants of the ageing population, a survey named SHIELD, Survey of Housing Intentions among the ELDerly, was conducted in 2013 in which the respondents answered questions about their current housing situation and their housing plans for the future. The research questions raised regarded the choice of tenure and housing size and were stratified on age and municipality type to certify analyses of these variables. The SHIELD-survey was sent out nation-wide, to 4000 people aged 55 years and older resulting in a response rate at 60,7 per cent (2400 individual). In this study the housing preferences as regard housing, housing location and housing type were in focus in relation to age. The aim was to distinguish if there is a time in life when the preferences, locations and/or the type of housing the respondents would prefer changes, a tipping point. Preliminary results of 10 year cohorts show that the most marked change in preferences and behaviour is between the cohort 75-84 years old and the oldest cohort 85+ but it is also evident from the study that there is a gradual change over time, such as moves from large to small housing, from owner occupation to rental housing that begin already between the first two cohorts, 55–64 and 65–74 years old. The survey shows that in general respondents in the major cities and in the rural or tourism-dependent municipalities are less inclined to move compared to respondents from other types of municipalities.

Keywords
Older people, Elderly, Survey data, Residential mobility, Housing, Municipalities, Sweden
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118317 (URN)
Conference
The ENHR Conference; Beyond Globalisation: Remaking housing policy in a complex world. Paper presented in the working group on Housing and living conditions of ageing populations, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 1-4 July, 2014
Projects
Older People in the Swedish Housing Market – Housing Preferences, Choices and Mobility Patterns
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-2068
Available from: 2015-05-27 Created: 2015-05-27 Last updated: 2015-06-05
Abramsson, M. (2014). Lifestyle motives as reasons for moving to senior housing. In: : . Paper presented at The Retirement Migration Seminar, NISAL, Linköping University 16 Sept 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lifestyle motives as reasons for moving to senior housing
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to identify possible life style motives to why a group of older movers chose to move into senior housing. This was done using the results from an interview study with people moving into a senior housing facility. Interviews were conducted prior to and after the move.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-118320 (URN)
Conference
The Retirement Migration Seminar, NISAL, Linköping University 16 Sept 2014
Projects
Staden och de äldres boende
Available from: 2015-05-27 Created: 2015-05-27 Last updated: 2015-06-08
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