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  • 1.
    Anderberg, Mats
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Pedagogy and Learning.
    Forkby, Torbjörn
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    A pendulum swing in child welfare policy: the case of implementing GIRFEC in Sweden2022In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 578-591Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is among those countries traditionally ranked highly in international comparisons of children’s well-being and conditions for development. However, in recent years a development towards greater inequality in health has occurred. The general welfare model’s capacity to safeguard both the universal provisions for the general population’s standard of living and targeted support for those in need has also been doubted. System-related deficiencies such as collaborative breakdown, inadequate effectiveness and lack of clarity concerning how to uphold the best interests of the child are cited as examples, and several calls for policy reformations have been raised. The Scottish model for supporting child well-being, Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) has garnered keen interest in Sweden and is an example of how ideas for policy reformation flow both between and within countries, and thereby undergo more or less radical transformations. This article analyses the first-phase implementation of GIRFEC in a Swedish county. It emerges that although there is a great deal of enthusiasm for the original model, the intention is to implement an adapted version. What similarities and differences would be realized is not clarified from the start, but is left for the implementation process. The positive reception is understood as arising from a perceived familiarity of the model, based on current practice and discourse. GIRFEC can therefore be regarded as part of a pendulum swing in which ideas are borrowed and lent between countries and contexts.

  • 2.
    Enell, Sofia
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Forkby, Torbjörn
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Displacement or involvement: paradoxes for social work in early coordinated support for children2021In: Presented at FORSA, Reykjavik (online), 11-12 November, 2021, 2021Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Following an international trend, current Swedish child welfare policy making centres around the development of early and coordinated support. The Scottish praxis-model “Getting It Right For Every Child” is held as a role model and inspires today development efforts at several places in Sweden. Previous research, however, indicates a paradox for social work in that despite the model’s intentions of providing early support based on a holistic and ecological understanding, it may weaken the role of social work – placing professionals at (even) longer distance from children and youth and given a narrow administrative function. With an understanding of professionalism as a situated practice balancing between theory and (local) ideals, this presentation analyses whether this paradox is acknowledged and translated in a regional development work in Sweden. Data is obtained from a three-year study, including regional level (health services) and eight municipalities (pre-schools, schools, social services) and consists of observations of (43) steering board meetings, documents and (42) interviews with stakeholders at managerial and operative level. The analysis reveals that due to the pre-existing uncertain position of social work in the appointed prevention and coordinating arenas (the health sector and the schools), the role of social work may not only become weak, but rather even weaker and at an increased distant position, something also indicated in initial piloting during the implementation. The findings call for more attention of the roles social work could/should take and being pro-active when new frameworks of prevention are introduced and translated locally.

  • 3.
    Giertz, Lottie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Linnaeus University, Linnaeus Knowledge Environments, Sustainable Health.
    Mattsson, Titti
    Lund universitety, Sweden.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Linnaeus University, Linnaeus Knowledge Environments, Sustainable Health.
    Nedsatt beslutsförmåga: rätt, riktlinjer och praktik2021Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Nedsatt beslutsförmåga på grund av kognitiv funktionsnedsättning är något som kan drabba alla och envar som följd av en skada eller sjukdom. I den här boken behandlas begreppet nedsatt beslutsförmåga, relevant lagstiftning samt riktlinjer inom området. 

    Boken belyser de utmaningar som lagstiftningens intentioner om individens självbestämmande, integritet och delaktighet innebär när du möter en person med nedsatt beslutsförmåga. Den ger inga slutgiltiga svar på hur dessa dilemman ska lösas, utan erbjuder kunskap som behövs för att kunna reflektera kring frågor när det gäller att nå bästa möjliga lösning i varje enskild situation. Flera exempel från praktiken visar på utmaningar och möjligheter när det gäller att stödja beslutsförmågan. Dessutom ingår ett arbetsmaterial som kan inspirera till reflekterande samtal.

    Nedsatt beslutsförmåga – rätt, riktlinjer och praktik vänder sig till studerande på utbildningar som i någon del behandlar mötet med personer med nedsatt besluts-förmåga. Den kan även vara till nytta för exempelvis anhöriga och yrkesverksamma inom socialtjänst, omsorg samt hälso- och sjukvård och därtill även gode män, förvaltare, överförmyndare, jurister och lärare.

  • 4. Gynnerstedt, Kerstin
    et al.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Melin Emilsson, Ulla
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Gammal i Småland på 2000-talet: En kunskapsöversikt av forskning kring äldres vardag2017Report (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Hadziabdic, Emina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Tankestilar om kritiskt tänkande i sjuksköterskeutbildning2011In: Vård i Fokus, ISSN 0781-495X, Vol. 28, no 4, p. 4-8Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 6.
    Myck, Michał
    et al.
    Centre for Economic Analysis – CenEA, Poland.
    Ogg, Jim
    Ageing Research Unit, France.
    Aigner-Walder, Birgit
    Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria.
    Kåreholt, Ingemar
    Jönköping University.
    Kostakis, Ioannis
    Harokopio University, Greece.
    Motel-Klingebiel, Andreas
    Linköping University.
    Marbán-Flores, Raquel
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Spain.
    Murdock, Elke
    University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
    Perek-Białas, Jolanta
    Jagiellonian University, Poland;Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Economic Aspects of Old Age Exclusion: A Scoping Review2017Report (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Tham, Mathilda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Akiyama, Hiroko
    University of Tokyo, Japan.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Evaluating Impact of Co-creation2018In: OpenLivingLab Days (OLLD) 2018, 2018Conference paper (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.

  • 8.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Linnaeus University, Linnaeus Knowledge Environments, Sustainable Health.
    Care Ethics for Supported Decision-making: A Narrative Policy Analysis Regarding Social Work in Cases of Dementia and Self-neglect2021In: Ethics and social welfare, ISSN 1749-6535, E-ISSN 1749-6543, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 167-184Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden has been held up as one of the most advanced states when it comes to legal realisation of human rights for older persons with dementia, and there are national policies that propose how welfare professionals are to fulfil these rights. However, previous research has repeatedly shown that care managers in Sweden make decisions that leave these persons and their families without suitable interventions, which is especially problematic in cases of self-neglect (an inability to care for oneself combined with resistance to receiving care from others) when basic living standards for health and well-being are jeopardised. This problem is increasing around the world as dementia becomes more common, but there has been little national or international research on policies affecting this matter. This article examines how national policies in Sweden guide care managers to work ethically in cases of self-neglect among older persons with dementia. Through a policy narrative approach, the findings specify care ethical standards that aim to support decision-making abilities in such cases. The discussion dwells on how weaknesses in the identified narrative, in the context of dementia-associated self-neglect, can explain why these standards seem to have little impact on practice.

  • 9.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    Den tredje åldern: - en kunskapsöversikt2009Report (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This literature review investigates the current knowledge base on the  third age and reflects on its implications for further research. It pays  special attention to how the third age has been defined and how the  concept has been discussed in different countries. When it comes to  empirical research, focus is mainly on Swedish circumstances and social  aspects. “Social aspects” is defined as issues concerning the relation  between people as well as the relation between individuals, public  organisations and the market.  The literature review uses a qualitative explorative analysis of  scientific literature written in Swedish and English. The analysed material  consists of 112 texts that are primarily written in sociology and social  gerontology, but also in social work, pedagogic and psychology. The  authors of the literature have mainly been active in Great Britain,  Sweden and the US, but also in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland,  France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland and Germany. In  this literature review, 56 of the texts in the material are presented. These  references provide a representative picture of the content of the whole  material.  The result of the literature review shows that the history of the  concept “the third age” goes back to course activities at the University of  Michigan in the 1940s. However, the concept has been established in  Sweden during the last 10 years. The third age, as defined by researchers,  is a social life stage that starts with old-age retirement and ends with  dependency on others in order to manage everyday life. On the basis of  this definition, this life stage begins with an institutionalised transition  and ends with physical decline due to ageing. Typically, people in the  third age, are described as relatively wealthy and healthy (see for example  Carnegie 1993, Larsson 2007, Laslett 1989, Wink & James 2006).  Furthermore research has linked the meaning of the third age to a  specific life style distinguished by self-fulfilment and activity. “Third-  agers” are described as old-age pensioners who are independent, have  leisure time, are relatively wealthy and healthy and are directed towards  self-fulfilment through different types of activity. Rather than being a  social life stage that includes a heterogeneous group of older people,  social problems and possibilities, the third age turns into a homogenous  category of resourceful and active older people or a perspective that focuses  on the “positive” and “productive” aspects of later life.

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  • 10.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Linnaeus University, Linnaeus Knowledge Environments, Sustainable Health.
    Inclusive elder care in cases of self-neglect: Through soft governance and knowledge management based in research?2021In: Presented at FORSA, Reykjavik (online), 11-12 November, 2021, 2021Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the wake of the positive development of aging populations, self-neglect has become a more common problem in later life. Self-neglect is an inability, due to cognitive impairments, to care for oneself combined with resistance to receiving care from others. Striking a balance between self-determination, health and well-being in such cases, in accordance with international human rights, is a great ethical challenge for social workers in elder care. Soft governance provide guidelines on how to handle this challenge. This presentation informs about published results from a narrative analysis of nine policy documents in Sweden. Sweden is chosen as the case since it has been held up as one of the most advanced states when it comes to legal realisation of human rights for people with impaired decision-making ability. Eight identified themes for relational work to prevent and handle self-neglect is presented. The unclear knowledge base for these themes are discussed, as well as how they can be seen as care ethics standards for supported decision-making. It is also discussed how and why these themes seems to have rather limited impact on practice, especially in times of a pandemic. The conclusion is that there is need for further research on how national guidelines affect self-determination, health and well-being of people in social networks with self-neglecting older people. Further theoretical attention also needs to be paid to relations between soft governance, knowledge management and research in national guidelines for social work.

  • 11.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
    Tredje åldern - ett mångtydigt och problematiskt begrepp2011In: Tredje åldern: Sociala aspekter och medborgarskap / [ed] Kerstin Gynnerstedt & Maria Wolmesjö, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2011, 1, p. 33-47Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Äldrefattigdom: Ekonomisk utsatthet i yngre ålderspensionärers vardag2013Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    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.

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    Äldrefattigdom.Ekonomisk utsatthet i yngre ålderspensionärers vardag
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  • 13.
    Thelin, Angelika
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Anderberg, Mats
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    GIRFEC i Sverige – mot en samlad praktik för tidiga och sam­ordnade insatser för barn och unga?2023In: Prevention med barn och unga: Teori och praktik för socialt och pedagogiskt arbete / [ed] Forkby, Torbjörn;Enell, Sofia;Thulin, Johanna, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023, p. 279-298Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Thelin, Angelika
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Enell, Sofia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Forkby, Torbjörn
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Att göra prevention och samverkan: om professionellas roller i den skotska policyn GIRFEC2021Report (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det finns ett stort intresse för tidiga och samordnade välfärdsinsatser för barn och unga, såväl i Sverige som internationellt. Ambitionen är att komma in med stödjande insatser i så tidigt skede att en framtida problemutveckling kan förhindras eller vändas i positiv riktning. Den skotska modellen GIRFEC (Getting it Right for Every Child) har rönt stort intresse i Sverige och utgör förebild för lokalt utvecklingsarbete på flera platser. Denna kunskapsöversikt beskriver och analyserar policyutvecklingen i Skottland för att få till stånd en fungerande samordning kring barn och unga i utsatta livssituationer. Två nyckelfunktioner har varit centrala för detta: en kontaktperson ”named person” som barn och föräldrar lätt ska kunna vända sig till och en samordningsansvarig ”lead professional” med ansvar att länka samman olika aktörer kring ett barn med mer omfattande stödbehov. I rapporten redovisas modellens antaganden, föresatser och kunskapsbas men också att införandet inte varit konfliktfritt, samt att en del oförutsedda konsekvenser uppstått undervägs. Kunskapsöversikten är en del av följeforskningen ”Tillitsskapande organisering” som knutits till det utvecklingsarbete i Kronobergsregionen som hämtar inspiration från GIRFEC. 

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  • 15.
    Thelin, Angelika
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Eriksson, Marie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Interventions against financial abuse among older people with dementia who are ageing in place: Lessons from qualitative interviews with staff in social services and social care in sweden2019In: Presented at IAGG-ER, Gothenburg, 23-25 maj, 2019, 2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This presentation discusses interventions for economic security of older people with dementia ageing in place, counteracting financial abuse such as fraud and theft, from a capability approach. Research questions are: How do social services and social care practitioners handle the problem? Who is doing or is supposed to do what, where and when in order to prevent or act on financial abuse? What are the characteristics, causes and consequences of financial abuse against older people, according to these actual or potential interventions? How are interventions against financial abuse assigned, documented and evaluated? Preliminary findings are presented from qualitative interviews with managers of social services and social care, formal caregivers and employees who work specifically with preventing and taking action on violence in two municipalities in Sweden. Theoretically, the study takes its starting point in Sen’s capability approach and the emphasis on the value of peoples’ freedom to engage in economic transactions to achieve outcomes that they value or have reason to value. Of special interest is how identified interventions, or the lack of them, support or hinder this specific substantial freedom: financial security and well-being. Dilemmas in relation to the specific substantial freedom and interventions for people with impaired cognitive ability are also discussed. Conclusions are drawn with reference to further need of additional research, need of development of existing interventions and ideas for innovations. 

  • 16.
    Thelin, Angelika
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Eriksson, Marie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Vi behöver se, veta och göra mer åt det ekonomiska våldet mot äldre personer2019In: Ä. En tidskrift från Riksföreningen Sjuksköterskan inom Äldre- och Demensvård, ISSN 2001-1164, no 1, p. 27-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 17.
    Thelin, Angelika
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Forkby, Torbjörn
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Anderberg, Mats
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Pedagogy and Learning.
    To get things right for children: Implementation of a public social living lab model for coordinated support for children in need2019In: 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 (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.

  • 18.
    Thelin, Angelika
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Van Regenmortel, Sofie
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Belgium.
    Parcours de vie des personnes âgées à faibles revenus: Étude secondaire de données qualitatives issues d’entretiens en Suède et en Belgique2019In: Retraite et société, ISSN 1167-4687, Vol. 81, no 1, p. 65-90Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines the life course of older people living on low incomes in Sweden and Belgium through a comparative social policy perspective. The research focuses on current experiences of living on a low income, as well as on the events and pathways that lead to a low income. A qualitative secondary analysis of 49 life stories identifies five pathways leading to a low income, revealing a complex relationship between a person’s life course and experience of economic hardship. Strong interactions among various life events indicate the need for the development of social intervention to provide coordinated individual support to people with multiple disadvantages throughout the life course and in different welfare contexts. The findings also suggest a need for additional research on the social processes behind low income in old age in different welfare states.

  • 19.
    Thelin, Angelika
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Wolmesjö, Maria
    Linköpings universitet.
    Tid att leda: En kunskapsöversikt om hur chefskap påverkar äldreomsorgens kvalitet2014Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 20.
    Van Regenmortel, Sofie
    et al.
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
    Winter, Bethan
    Swansea University, UK.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Linnaeus University, Linnaeus Knowledge Environments, Sustainable Health.
    Burholt, Vanessa
    University of Auckland, New Zealand.
    De Doner, Liesbeth
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
    Exclusion from Social Relations Among Older People in rural Britain and Belgium: A Cross-National Exploration Taking a Life-Course and Multilevel Perspective2021In: Social Exclusion in Later Life: Interdisciplinary and Policy Perspectives / [ed] Kieran Walsh, Thomas Scharf, Sofie Van Regenmortel, Anna Wanka, Cham: Springer, 2021, p. 83-98Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter reports on a cross-national exploration on manifestations and drivers of exclusion from social relations, in rural Britain and Belgium. Each study was composed of a quantitative and qualitative phase. The quantitative phases operationalised exclusion from social relations using existing datasets within each country while both qualitative phases comprised life history interviews with older people. The results demonstrate that although social relations are vital for several reasons (e.g. health and care, practical support in times of poverty, safety), older participants in both countries regularly face exclusion from social relations (e.g. feelings of loneliness, isolation, “bad” social relations). The results show a strong interrelationship between exclusion from social relations and other domains of exclusion (e.g. economic and material exclusion). In terms of drivers of exclusion from social relations, the life stories revealed micro risk factors (e.g. marital status and gender), exo (e.g. being remote and rural living) and macro drivers of exclusion from social relations (e.g. inadequate social security and population change). The conclusion discusses the main limitations of this cross-national exploration and offers some tangible policy and further research recommendations.

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