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Enhancing outdoor mobility in later life : personal coping, environmental resources, and technical support

Objective

This interdisciplinary project has six objectives: Comprehensive description of the outdoor mobility patterns of older adults in urban and non-urban settings in northern, southern, central, and eastern Europe, explanation of the outdoor mobility by use of a broad set of both personal, environmental and technical data, description of age-related as well as of cohort changes in outdoor mobility, explanation of change in outdoor mobility, identification of the relation between outdoor mobility and well-being, and enhancement of mobility in old age by concrete application actions. In order to achieve these objectives, we provide a work plan for a 3-years project consisting of a survey study and a follow-up study based on a 1995 survey. For application, we plan two expert workshops and a final conference with experts in the transportation domain (organisations and industry), city planning, and social policy, and varied dissemination material.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

THE GERMAN CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON AGEING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HEIDELBERG
Address
Bergheimer Strasse 20
69115 Heidelberg
Germany

Participants (2)

INSTITUTE OF SOCIOLOGY - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Uri Utca 49
1014 Budapest
UNIVERSITY OF JYVAESKYLAE
Finland
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40351 Jyvaskyla