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Research project

Changing intergenerational relationships: a regional case study

Project overview

The City Region Deal for Stirling and Clackmannanshire is a £100m+ investment by the Westminster and Scottish governments. It provides a network of local communities, businesses, community organisations and local authorities, all of whom are working to address the many issues of deprivation that exist across central Scotland. It is both urban and rural, and includes ethnic diversity.

This project utilises established relationships and networks with City Region Deal for Stirling and Clackmannanshire to work collaboratively with local communities, co-producing research. An Intergenerational Living Innovation Hub is being developed and will include a facility for testing out innovations which support community integration, address inequality and improve intergenerational support.

The case study involves in-depth qualitative, community-based research in four areas of change, these are:
1. Digital poverty and inclusion.
2. Social care across the lifespan.
3. Changing working practices.
4. Intergenerational living.
In each case, the research focuses on identifying solutions that engage with real-world experience.

In addition to the case study, the project will carry out quantitative analysis of UK and international datasets to analyse health inequalities in relation to contemporary social and economic issues.

This research project is funded through the ESRC Centre for Population Change Connecting Generations, directed by Professor Jane Falkingham. This project is led by Professor Alison Bowes (University of Stirling) with Dr Alison Dawson, Professor Judith Phillips, Professor Alasdair Rutherford, Professor David Bell and Dr Elaine Douglas (University of Stirling).


Lead researcher

Professor Jane Falkingham

VP Engagement and International

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

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