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Sanchez

Title: Much more than accommodation in exchange for company: Dimensions of solidarity in an intergenerational home share program in Spain

Author (s):  Mariano Sanchez, Jose Garcia, Pilar Diaz, Monica Duaigues

Abstract:  Intergenerational homeshare programs are being implemented, but they are not often submitted to evaluation. In 2009 and 2010, an evaluation of the largest intergenerational homeshare program in the country was conducted. Dimensions of intergenerational solidarity in the program were assessed through a quantitative analysis. The program was found to be one in which at least three dimensions of intergenerational solidarity—associative, affectual, and functional—are practiced. Results indicate that intergenerational homeshare programs should be considered much more than simple exchanges of accommodation for company. The use of the solidarity model to evaluate these kind of programs is recommended.

Category: Programming

Keywords: homeshare, shared site, intergenerational programming, evaluation, solidarity model

Reference: Sanchez, M., García, J.M, Díaz, P. & Duaigües, M. (2011). Much more than accommodation in exchange for company: Dimensions of solidarity in an intergenerational home share program in Spain. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships: Programs, Policy, and Research, 9(4), 374-388.    

Peer-reviewed journal: yes

Link to Full Texthttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15350770.2011.619410#preview


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