The research will culminate in:
- A comparative policy analysis paper in the Journal of European Public Policy.
- A CHASM seminar presentation on: ‘Housing assets and intergenerational responsibilities’ building on both Oana’s previous work on support for young adults’ homeownership as well as current work on aging and home investments.
- A policy brief analyzing social care reforms in the Netherlands and the UK.
CHASM International Fellow Scheme collaboration
Louise Overton offers an account of the collaboration:
I was very pleased to work with Dr Oana Druta, from Eindhoven University of Technology, in The Netherlands, as part of this year’s CHASM International Fellows Scheme.
Dr Druta and I began our preparation and analysis for an article which will be submitted to the journal: Policy and Politics, on the changing role of housing to support ‘Ageing in Place’ in the Netherlands and the UK. We are analysing key health, social care and housing policy documents over a ten year period in the two countries, to map the changes, identify the assumptions underpinning this policy shift, and to offer a critical reflection on these assumptions using existing evidence on older people’s experiences, attitudes and practices.
We have made plans for ongoing collaborative work, including a special issue to the European Journal of Housing Policy on ‘Housing, ageing and wellbeing’, and further research work in this area.
Dr Cook and Dr Druta delivered a joint CHASM seminar while they were here on the theme ‘Shifting responsibilities: homeownership and life-course transitions in a comparative perspective’ which was very well attended and prompted interesting and stimulating discussion from the audience.
It was my pleasure to host Oana, and I very much look forward to our ongoing and future work together.