Congratulations to CPC members Albert Sabater, Elspeth Graham and Nissa Finney whose poster on "The Spatialities of Ageing in Britain: Is Residential Age Segregation increasing?" won a prize at the European Population Conference 2016 in Mainz Germany. An expert panel judged the poster to be the best of the 80 posters displayed in the session.
Albert was presented with the prize during the closing ceremony saying "We are delighted to have received recognition for this poster. Posters can be an important way to disseminate research findings and we are delighted that through our poster we engaged colleagues, started conversations and fostered new collaborations at this year's European Population Conference."
The poster investigates the residential segregation of the old and young and whether this has changed since the beginning of the millennium. "It is important to look at the geographical separation of older and younger people as neighbourhoods without a mix of age groups may be less socially cohesive; older and younger groups may not understand each other's perspective so well if they live separate lives in separate neighbourhoods" says Elspeth Graham.
The work, using 2001 and 2011 Census data for England and Wales, reveals that the level of residential separation between older and younger age groups has increased since 2001, and that geographical separation between older and younger groups is growing predominantly in urban settings. These findings aim to contribute to current debates about intergenerational relationships and the multiple ways in which demographic change, residential immobility and the housing system interact to produce and promote the spatialities of ageing.
To find out more about this work please read the research summary.