‘ I like to go out to be energised by different people ’ : An exploratory analysis of mobility and wellbeing in later life

@inproceedings{Ziegler2015IL,
  title={‘ I like to go out to be energised by different people ’ : An exploratory analysis of mobility and wellbeing in later life},
  author={Friederike Ziegler and Tim Schwanen},
  year={2015}
}
This paper adds to the growing number of studies about mobility and wellbeing in later life. It proposes a broader understanding of mobility than movement through physical space. Drawing on the ‘mobility turn’ in the social sciences, we conceptualise mobility as the overcoming of any type of distance between a here and a there, which can be situated in physical, electronic, social, psychological or other kinds of space. Using qualitative data from 120 older people in County Durham, England, we… CONTINUE READING

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