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Ageing, disability and participation

Janet Fast and Jenny de Jong Gierveld

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/9781861349019.003.0007
Ageing, disability and participation

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This chapter is primarily concerned with the processes of ageing and disability in both rural and urban contexts. It draws upon distinctions that were made in Chapter Two between the normative processes of ageing and the changing demands that are natural in ageing with a disability. The discussion is set within an exploration of whether rural and urban contexts are more or less likely to facilitate participation and social inclusion of those who are ageing with or without disabilities. The interplay of age and disability and of urban and rural location in determining social participation is studied in this chapter. It also determines the role of social participation in shaping the subjective feelings of social integration.

Keywords: ageing; disability; rural; urban; social participation; social integration

Chapter.  4544 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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