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Neighborhoods, Aging, and Functional Limitations

Thomas A. Glass and Jennifer L. Balfour

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195138382
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865505 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.003.0014
Neighborhoods, Aging, and Functional Limitations

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This chapter makes a case for the importance of studying neighborhood effects on functional limitations in late life. It reviews existing literature and proposes a theoretical model to guide future research on the health effects of neighborhoods on older persons. Public policy implications are discussed.

Keywords: neighborhood research; aging; elderly; social policy; health policy

Chapter.  12955 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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