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@article{6273344db9454ce1b0ba08d81b336410,
title = "Exploring underexposed stories: The experienced lifecourse of financially excluded older adults",
abstract = "To gain insights into vulnerable lifecourses and give a voice to those often underrepresented in quantitative research, this study examines the life stories (past, present and future) of 19 financially excluded older adults using an adapted version of McAdams' life-story interview scheme. Although these life stories demonstrate an accumulation of many disadvantages and an uncertain future because of current financial situations, the stories also reflect the generativity, resilience, coping strategies and agency of financially excluded older adults. We demonstrate how the experienced lifecourse is built around both negative and positive turning points and transitions which go beyond the classical education-work-retirement triumvirate, and how socio-cultural life scripts are used as a framework to build one's own life story in order to achieve continuity. The discussion highlights the potential for deploying the life-story method as a qualitative resource for providing individualised care.",
keywords = "financially excluded older adults, life story, lifecourse perspective, vulnerable lifecourses",
author = "{Van Regenmortel}, Sofie and Smetcoren, {An Sofie} and Sara Marsillas and Deborah Lambotte and Bram Fret and {De Donder}, Liesbeth",
year = "2019",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1017/S0144686X19001235",
language = "English",
journal = "Ageing and Society",
issn = "0144-686X",
publisher = "Cambridge University Press",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Exploring underexposed stories

T2 - The experienced lifecourse of financially excluded older adults

AU - Van Regenmortel, Sofie

AU - Smetcoren, An Sofie

AU - Marsillas, Sara

AU - Lambotte, Deborah

AU - Fret, Bram

AU - De Donder, Liesbeth

PY - 2019/1/1

Y1 - 2019/1/1

N2 - To gain insights into vulnerable lifecourses and give a voice to those often underrepresented in quantitative research, this study examines the life stories (past, present and future) of 19 financially excluded older adults using an adapted version of McAdams' life-story interview scheme. Although these life stories demonstrate an accumulation of many disadvantages and an uncertain future because of current financial situations, the stories also reflect the generativity, resilience, coping strategies and agency of financially excluded older adults. We demonstrate how the experienced lifecourse is built around both negative and positive turning points and transitions which go beyond the classical education-work-retirement triumvirate, and how socio-cultural life scripts are used as a framework to build one's own life story in order to achieve continuity. The discussion highlights the potential for deploying the life-story method as a qualitative resource for providing individualised care.

AB - To gain insights into vulnerable lifecourses and give a voice to those often underrepresented in quantitative research, this study examines the life stories (past, present and future) of 19 financially excluded older adults using an adapted version of McAdams' life-story interview scheme. Although these life stories demonstrate an accumulation of many disadvantages and an uncertain future because of current financial situations, the stories also reflect the generativity, resilience, coping strategies and agency of financially excluded older adults. We demonstrate how the experienced lifecourse is built around both negative and positive turning points and transitions which go beyond the classical education-work-retirement triumvirate, and how socio-cultural life scripts are used as a framework to build one's own life story in order to achieve continuity. The discussion highlights the potential for deploying the life-story method as a qualitative resource for providing individualised care.

KW - financially excluded older adults

KW - life story

KW - lifecourse perspective

KW - vulnerable lifecourses

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85074072780&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1017/S0144686X19001235

DO - 10.1017/S0144686X19001235

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85074072780

JO - Ageing and Society

JF - Ageing and Society

SN - 0144-686X

ER -

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