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Rurality and ageing well: ‘a long time here’

Chapman, Sherry Ann and Peace, Sheila (2008). Rurality and ageing well: ‘a long time here’. In: Keating, Norah ed. Rural Ageing: A good place to grow old? Bristol, UK: The Policy Press, pp. 21–32.

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Editor
ISBN: 1-86134-902-5, 978-1-86134-902-6
Keywords: interdependence; rural area; physical character; social character; sense of self; rural Canada; semi-rural England
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 12535
Depositing User: Sandra Riekie
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2008 10:34
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:14
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