The purpose of this paper is to contribute to debates about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) housing later in life by placing these in a theoretical context: social capital theory (SCT).
After a discussion of SCT, emanating from the works of Robert Putnam and Pierre Bourdieu, the paper draws on existing studies of LGBT housing later in life, identifying key concerns that are identified by this body of literature.
The paper then applies SCT to the themes drawn from the LGBT housing later in life literature to illustrate the usefulness of putting these in such a theoretical context.
Hence, overall, the paper fills an important gap in how the authors think about LGBT housing later in life; as something that is framed by issues of social networks and connections and the benefits, or otherwise, that accrue from them.
King, A. and Cronin, A. (2016), "Bonds, bridges and ties: applying social capital theory to LGBT people’s housing concerns later in life", Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 16-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/QAOA-05-2015-0023
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