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Overview

This text provides the critical dimensions of growing old in rural environments. Prominent researchers explore issues related to life conditions, diversity, services, and public policies for rural elders. A comprehensive overview of the field, this volume addresses the major contemporary themes that dominate rural living today. Special attention is given to populations such as women, African Americans, the oldest old, and the poor, generally considered at greater risk of poor health, social isolation, and economic vulnerability.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826197207
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 299

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Contributors
Preface
Ch. 1 Aging in Rural Environments 3
Ch. 2 The Rural Elderly: A Demographic Portrait 15
Ch. 3 Economic Status, Work, and Retirement Among the Rural Elderly 47
Ch. 4 Rural-Urban Contrasts in Elder Health Status: Methodologic Issues and Findings 67
Ch. 5 The Mental Health of the Elderly in Rural Environments 85
Ch. 6 Community and the Local Environment 105
Ch. 7 Families of Elderly Rural Americans 127
Ch. 8 Older Rural Women: Aging in Historical and Current Contexts 149
Ch. 9 Older Rural African-Americans 167
Ch. 10 Older, Rural, and Poor 187
Ch. 11 The Impact of Elderly Migration on Rural Communities 209
Ch. 12 The Oldest Old: Residential Differences 227
Ch. 13 Services and Service Delivery in Rural Environments 247
Ch. 14 Public Policy and the Rural Elderly 267
Index 287
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