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Welfare Reform on the Web (January 2010): Community regeneration and development - UK

Promoting intergenerational programmes: where is the evidence to inform policy and practice?

E. Statham

Evidence and Policy, vol. 5, 2009, p. 471-488

The UK government has shown an interest in intergenerational projects as a tool for improving community cohesion, tackling various social problems such as reducing adults' fear of 'teenagers hanging around', or improving young people's educational attainment. However there is a dearth of recent research evidence about 'what works' with intergenerational projects which needs to be addressed if pitfalls are to be avoided.

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