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Rurality and ageing well: ‘a long time here’

Sherry Ann Chapman and Sheila Peace

in Rural ageing

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349019
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303299 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0003
Rurality and ageing well: ‘a long time here’

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This chapter examines the interdependence of older women within the rural areas where they live. It tries to determine whether these are good places in which to grow old, and whether the physical and social character of these places influences the sense of self of the participants in later life. A comparison and contrast of the lives of people living in two distinct locations in the Western world — rural Canada and semi-rural England — is included.

Keywords: interdependence; rural area; physical character; social character; sense of self; rural Canada; semi-rural England

Chapter.  5195 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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