Knowledge Synthesis Papers

Based on the work of each WG over the first year of activities, ROSEnet is happy to announce the launch of the Knowledge Syntheses Series.

The Series comprises five knowledge synthesis papers in all, with each document focusing on a different domain of exclusion. These papers provide an analysis of state-of-the-art research knowledge, identifying critical gaps that need to be addressed in relation to social exclusion in each area. Some of the papers also highlight where these gaps are creating particular policy and practice challenges in reducing old-age exclusion across Europe.

Approach and downloads
The authors of each paper adopt a slightly different approach, with some setting up specific frameworks of analysis and others utilising a systematic set of search parameters to review the international literature. The majority of the papers draw to some degree on the following scoping review:

Walsh, K., Scharf, T., Keating, N. (2017). Social exclusion of older persons: A scoping review and conceptual framework. European Journal of Ageing, 14:1, 81-98.

This paper provided the background and some of the justification for the ROSEnet Action. The paper can be accessed through the European Journal of Ageing by clicking here. A summary extraction file, based on the set of scoping reviews carried out in this paper, can be downloaded from here.

The Knowledge Synthesis papers go into further depth on each of the specific domains then the original review and can be downloaded from the links below.

  • No. 1 – Economic Aspects of Old Age Exclusion: A Scoping Report: Download here.
  • No. 2 – An Evidence Review of Exclusion from Social Relations: From Genes to the Environment: Download here.
  • No. 3 – Exclusion from Services Knowledge Synthesis Paper:  Download here.
  • No. 4 – Old Age Civic Exclusion and the Symbolic Discourses that Underlie it:  Download here.
  • No. 5 – Mapping the Relations between Age, Space, and Exclusion:  Download here.