Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Rural ageingA good place to grow old?$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 23 August 2017

Participation in rural contexts: community matters

Participation in rural contexts: community matters

Chapter:
(p.74) (p.75) Eight Participation in rural contexts: community matters
Source:
Rural ageing
Author(s):

Julia Rozanova

Donna Dosman

Jenny de Jong Gierveld

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0008

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which the characteristics of rural communities may or may not foster the social participation of older rural residents. It focuses on two kinds of participation: helping others and volunteer activities in formal organisations. These two types of participation show the different ways to engage with and contribute to the community. While helping others is based on individual connections, volunteer activities are community oriented.

Keywords:   social participation, helping others, volunteer activities, formal organisations, individual connections, community oriented

University Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .