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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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Ageing, disability and participation

Ageing, disability and participation

Chapter:
(p.63) Seven Ageing, disability and participation
Source:
Rural ageing
Author(s):

Janet Fast

Jenny de Jong Gierveld

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0007

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

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