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Rural ageingA good place to grow old?$
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Norah Keating

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349019

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.001.0001

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Rurality and ageing well: ‘a long time here’

Rurality and ageing well: ‘a long time here’

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(p.20) (p.21) Three Rurality and ageing well: ‘a long time here’
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Rural ageing
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Sherry Ann Chapman

Sheila Peace

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0003

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

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