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Ageing in deprived neighbourhoods

Allison E. Smith

in Ageing in urban neighbourhoods

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9781847422712
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301448 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.003.0005
Ageing in deprived neighbourhoods

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This chapter presents the research evidence that supports the development of three new environmental categories — environmental comfort, environmental management, and environmental distress — which is illustrated through in-depth analysis of eight case studies conducted with older people living in deprived urban neighbourhoods of Manchester, England, and Vancouver, Canada. It aims to clarify some of the factors that underpin older people's desire to age in place despite multiple risks presented in their environment and conversely why others reject ageing in place. It provides a summary of the key characteristic of the research participants in two cities. This profiles the sample in relation to such factors as gender, age, marital status, ethnicity, health status, housing tenure, educational achievement, and rating of quality of life.

Keywords: ageing; deprived neighbourhoods; environmental comfort; environmental management; environmental distress; gender; housing tenure; educational achievement; health status; quality of life

Chapter.  23988 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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