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Thelin, A. (2019). Parcours de vie des personnes âgées à faibles revenus. Retraite et société, 81(1), 65-90
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parcours de vie des personnes âgées à faibles revenus
2019 (French)In: Retraite et société, ISSN 1167-4687, Vol. 81, no 1, p. 65-90Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paris: Documentation Francaise, 2019
National Category
Other Social Sciences Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90924 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-15 Created: 2020-01-15 Last updated: 2020-01-15
Thelin, A., Forkby, T. & Anderberg, M. (2019). To get things right for children: Implementation of a public social living lab model for coordinated support for children in need. In: Panagiotis Bamidis (Ed.), Proceedings of the OpenLivingLab Days Conference 2019: Co-creating Innovation:  Scaling-up from Local to Global. Paper presented at OpenLivingLab Days Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, Sept 3-5 2019 (pp. 99-112). Thessaloniki: European Network of Living Labs
Open this publication in new window or tab >>To get things right for children: Implementation of a public social living lab model for coordinated support for children in need
2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the OpenLivingLab Days Conference 2019: Co-creating Innovation:  Scaling-up from Local to Global / [ed] Panagiotis Bamidis, Thessaloniki: European Network of Living Labs , 2019, p. 99-112Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is a large need in Sweden and internationally for the development of knowledge-based approaches to improve children’s well-being, promote learning, school attachment and self-efficacy early in life. This includes both the articulation of comprehensive policy frameworks and the implementation of targeted interventions. One response to this is presented by the Scottish model Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC). Central pillars are to improve children’s well- being and learning through early intervention, universal service provision, and multi-agency coordination. The model has gained substantial interest in Sweden, where the most challenging implementation is taking place in the county of Kronoberg, including eight municipalities and several health service organizations. This research paper is based on material from the ongoing evaluation that aimed to establish an interactive research in support of the implementation process. The paper describes the early process that followed the implementation decision and discuss how it might be understood as a public collaborative social living lab and what this demands from the researchers. Emphasis is put on the researcher’s role to balance between partaking in the innovative work and standing aside and giving critical reflections.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Thessaloniki: European Network of Living Labs, 2019
Keywords
coordinated interventions, children, well-being, implementation, social living lab, on-going evaluation
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89333 (URN)9789082102796 (ISBN)
Conference
OpenLivingLab Days Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, Sept 3-5 2019
Available from: 2019-09-27 Created: 2019-09-27 Last updated: 2019-10-04Bibliographically approved
Thelin, A. & Eriksson, M. (2019). Vi behöver se, veta och göra mer åt det ekonomiska våldet mot äldre personer. Ä. En tidskrift från Riksföreningen Sjuksköterskan inom Äldre- och Demensvård (1), 27
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vi behöver se, veta och göra mer åt det ekonomiska våldet mot äldre personer
2019 (Swedish)In: Ä. En tidskrift från Riksföreningen Sjuksköterskan inom Äldre- och Demensvård, ISSN 2001-1164, no 1, p. 27-Article in journal, Editorial material (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sigtuna: , 2019
Keywords
ekonomiskt våld, våld i nära relationer, äldre personer, äldreomsorg
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82007 (URN)
Available from: 2019-04-17 Created: 2019-04-17 Last updated: 2019-04-17Bibliographically approved
Tham, M., Hyltén-Cavallius, S., Akiyama, H. & Thelin, A. (2018). Evaluating Impact of Co-creation. In: OpenLivingLab Days (OLLD) 2018: . Paper presented at OpenLivingLab Days (OLLD) 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluating Impact of Co-creation
2018 (English)In: OpenLivingLab Days (OLLD) 2018, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Transnational Living Lab for Active Ageing is an ambitious research project across Sweden and Japan, with the aim of improving the experience of ageing through social design and innovation. A core challenge is loneliness, which is addressed through interventions in the remit of work/occupation, housing, mobility. The Languaging Loneliness workshop has been developed to fast forward exploration of individual and collective experience of loneliness to inform development of policies, products and services. Tests to date in Sweden and Japan indicate that the workshop itself can reduce experience of loneliness.

The overall aim of this research is to explore evaluative frameworks and approaches fitting for the living lab community that genuinely capture innovative and unconventional methods directed at stimulating innovation and improving well being – emotional and physical, as exemplified by the Languaging Loneliness workshop.

Expected Outcomes:

– A comparison and map of different evaluative frameworks in the specific context of an intervention to reduce experience of loneliness.

– Brainstorming of new approaches to evaluation in the specific context of social design and wellbeing/quality of life.

– We anticipate that this workshop will take us further in capturing and communicating elusive emotional benefits of living lab approaches.

Opportunity to participate in a rich discussion and community around the dilemmas, opportunities, future pathways to evaluation in the living lab context. Participants will get hands-on experience from a workshop that synergises science and art, opportunity to share experiences, engage in critical and creative discussions, and design new pathways for evaluation of co-creation, ready for trial in the home context.

National Category
Design
Research subject
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77796 (URN)
Conference
OpenLivingLab Days (OLLD) 2018
Available from: 2018-09-14 Created: 2018-09-14 Last updated: 2018-10-26Bibliographically approved
Myck, M., Ogg, J., Aigner-Walder, B., Kåreholt, I., Kostakis, I., Motel-Klingebiel, A., . . . Thelin, A. (2017). Economic Aspects of Old Age Exclusion: A Scoping Review. European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Economic Aspects of Old Age Exclusion: A Scoping Review
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2017 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Cooperation in Science and Technology, 2017. p. 37
Series
Knowledge Synthesis Series ; 1
Keywords
social exclusion, economic, financial, older people
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77792 (URN)
Note

On behalf of the ROSEnet Economic Working Group

Available from: 2018-09-14 Created: 2018-09-14 Last updated: 2018-09-20Bibliographically approved
Gynnerstedt, K., Thelin, A. & Melin Emilsson, U. (2017). Gammal i Småland på 2000-talet: En kunskapsöversikt av forskning kring äldres vardag. Linnaeus University, Fakulteten för samhällsvetenskap, Institutionen för socialt arbete
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gammal i Småland på 2000-talet: En kunskapsöversikt av forskning kring äldres vardag
2017 (Swedish)Report (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linnaeus University, Fakulteten för samhällsvetenskap, Institutionen för socialt arbete, 2017. p. 42
Series
Rapportserie i Socialt arbete ; 2017:2
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77794 (URN)978-91-88357-79-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-14 Created: 2018-09-14 Last updated: 2018-12-07Bibliographically approved
Thelin, A. & Wolmesjö, M. (2014). Tid att leda: En kunskapsöversikt om hur chefskap påverkar äldreomsorgens kvalitet. Stockholm
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tid att leda: En kunskapsöversikt om hur chefskap påverkar äldreomsorgens kvalitet
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2014. p. 21
Keywords
ledarskap, arbetsvillkor, kvalitet, äldreomsorg
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77743 (URN)
Available from: 2018-09-14 Created: 2018-09-14 Last updated: 2018-09-14Bibliographically approved
Thelin, A. (2013). Äldrefattigdom: Ekonomisk utsatthet i yngre ålderspensionärers vardag. (Doctoral dissertation). Växjö/Kalmar: Linnaeus University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Äldrefattigdom: Ekonomisk utsatthet i yngre ålderspensionärers vardag
2013 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
Elderly poverty : Economic hardship in young pensioners' everyday lives
Abstract [sv]

I Sverige omfattas äldre personer av ett historiskt och internationellt sett generöst offentligt ekonomiskt grundtrygghetssystem. Trots det ökade risken för relativ fattigdom bland unga ålderspensionärer (65 till 74 år) under 2000-talets första decennium. Det nya pensionssystemet, tillsammans med den demografiska och ekonomiska utvecklingen, förväntas bidra till att denna trend fortsätter.

Inom ramen för dessa omständigheter undersöker avhandlingen yngre ålderspensionärers relativa ekonomiska utsatthet, vad den får för konsekvenser i deras vardag och hur de hanterar situationen. Särskilt vikt läggs vid hur människors livshistorier inverkar på problematiken. Avhandlingen baseras på 30 intervjuer med ekonomiskt utsatta och 17 intervjuer med ekonomiskt trygga yngre ålderspensionärer. Ekonomisk utsatthet preciseras till att motsvara ekonomiska förutsättningar som återfinns bland yngre ålderspensionärer med bostadstillägg. Ekonomisk trygghet definieras följaktligen som bättre ekonomiska förutsättningar än så.

Tidigare forskning förklarar ekonomisk utsatthet i ålderdomen med att socioekonomiska nackdelar samverkar och följer på varandra i en negativ spiral över tid. De ger intryck av att det finns en väg fram till ekonomisk utsatthet i ålderdomen. Denna väg tar sin början i en svår ekonomisk situation i barndomen som sedan förvärras allt eftersom tiden går. I kontrast till det visar denna avhandling på fyra vägar fram till ekonomisk utsatthet i ålderdomen – kontinuitet, sluttning, fall och berg- och dalbana. Tre av dessa inkluderar erfarenheter av relativt goda ekonomiska förutsättningar tidigare under livshistorien.

Tidigare forskning visar även att äldre personer som lever med ekonomisk utsatthet har anpassat sina preferenser efter små ekonomiska förutsättningar över tid och därför är nöjda med sina vardagsliv trots ekonomisk utsatthet i ålderdomen. I kontrast till det är målen i vardagen likartade bland ekonomiskt utsatta och ekonomiskt trygga pensionärer i avhandlingen. Ju sämre ekonomiska förutsättningar pensionärerna har, desto mer exkluderas de från möjligheten att nå mål om ett hälsosamt åldrande, oberoende, valfrihet och meningsfullhet. Avhandlingens visa också hur äldre personer hanterar den ekonomiska utsattheten på flera olika sätt – genom att hushålla med resurser, försöka öka inkomsterna, använda tillgångar, acceptera situationen, fokusera på positiva aspekter av vardagslivet och anpassa anspråken efter vad som blivit möjligt att uppnå. Hanteringen framträder företrädesvis som resultatet av yngre ålderspensionärers inlåsning i ekonomisk utsatthet under den resterade förväntade livstiden och inte som resultatet av deras tidigare livshistoria.

I avhandlingen diskuteras slutligen hur 40-talisternas eller den så kallade rekordgenerationens ålderspensionering kan komma att påverka den ekonomiska utsatthetens betydelse i ålderdomen. Dessutom lyft standardindexering av den skäliga levnadsnivån för äldre personer samt ytterligare subventioner på utgiftssidan fram som möjliga socialpolitiska insatser mot social exklusion bland yngre ålderspensionärer.

Abstract [en]

During the first decade of the 21st century in Sweden, inequality and risk rates of poverty have increased among young pensioners (between 65–74 years of age). A new public pension system, combined with demographic and economic developments, is expected to add further to these trends. Following this context, the aim of the present dissertation is to survey and understand patterns of economic hardship and its meaning in young pensioners’ everyday lives.

The study design is qualitative and takes “subtle realism” as its philosophical theoretical starting point. Economic hardship represents the economic conditions faced by young pensioners who receive the housing supplement for pensioners. It is examined through a relative perspective on poverty. The empirical data primarily consists of interviews with 30 people who live with economic hardship and 17 people who live with comparatively better economic conditions. The theoretical framework consists of theories of social exclusion, coping and life course.

The participants’ life histories show four paths to economic hardship – continuity, slope, fall and roller coaster. The last three have not been explicitly described in research before. In elderly life, young pensioners describe experiences of exclusion from the possibility to achieve healthy aging, independence, freedom of choice and meaningfulness, due to their economic hardship. When combined with psychological illness, social isolation, alcohol misuse, and restricted mobility, this exclusion becomes more severe. By focusing on favourable aspects of life and adjusting preferences to fit what has been achieved, young pensioners manage to feel satisfaction with their lives despite consequences of economic hardship.

In conclusion, it was primarily situational factors earlier in life that explained economic hardship among young pensioners. In contrast, the findings indicate that it is the present and future – not the past – which for the most part shape young pensioners’ coping with economic hardship. This last finding is at odds with previous assumptions. Finally, as consumption becomes increasingly central in young pensioners’ everyday lives in general, the consequences of economic hardship become more striking within the age group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö/Kalmar: Linnaeus University Press, 2013. p. 189
Series
Linnaeus University Dissertations ; 154/2013
Keywords
poverty, economic hardship, everyday life, young old, elderly, social exclusion, coping, life course, fattigdom, ekonomisk utsatthet, vardag, yngre äldre, penionärer, äldre personer, social exklusion, coping, livslopp
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-30195 (URN)978-91-87427-61-9 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-11-29, Myrdal, Hus K, Växjö, 10:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Note

Ett erratablad medföljer avhandlingen, se separat fulltextdokument.

Available from: 2013-11-10 Created: 2013-11-08 Last updated: 2013-12-16Bibliographically approved
Hadziabdic, E. & Thelin, A. (2011). Tankestilar om kritiskt tänkande i sjuksköterskeutbildning. Vård i Fokus, 28(4), 4-8
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tankestilar om kritiskt tänkande i sjuksköterskeutbildning
2011 (Swedish)In: Vård i Fokus, ISSN 0781-495X, Vol. 28, no 4, p. 4-8Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31473 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-15 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2014-01-27Bibliographically approved
Thelin, A. (2011). Tredje åldern - ett mångtydigt och problematiskt begrepp (1ed.). In: Kerstin Gynnerstedt & Maria Wolmesjö (Ed.), Tredje åldern: Sociala aspekter och medborgarskap (pp. 33-47). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tredje åldern - ett mångtydigt och problematiskt begrepp
2011 (Swedish)In: Tredje åldern: Sociala aspekter och medborgarskap / [ed] Kerstin Gynnerstedt & Maria Wolmesjö, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2011, 1, p. 33-47Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2011 Edition: 1
Keywords
tredje åldern, yngre äldre, socialgerontologi, Baby boomers, kunskapsöversikt, 40-talister
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-14693 (URN)9789140673473 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-10-04 Created: 2011-10-04 Last updated: 2013-04-03Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2477-6415

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