Aging in Rural Settings: Life Circumstances and Distinctive Features / Edition 1

Aging in Rural Settings: Life Circumstances and Distinctive Features / Edition 1

by Raymond T. Coward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826197205

ISBN-13: 9780826197207

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

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…  See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826197207
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
299
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Contributors
Preface
Ch. 1Aging in Rural Environments3
Ch. 2The Rural Elderly: A Demographic Portrait15
Ch. 3Economic Status, Work, and Retirement Among the Rural Elderly47
Ch. 4Rural-Urban Contrasts in Elder Health Status: Methodologic Issues and Findings67
Ch. 5The Mental Health of the Elderly in Rural Environments85
Ch. 6Community and the Local Environment105
Ch. 7Families of Elderly Rural Americans127
Ch. 8Older Rural Women: Aging in Historical and Current Contexts149
Ch. 9Older Rural African-Americans167
Ch. 10Older, Rural, and Poor187
Ch. 11The Impact of Elderly Migration on Rural Communities209
Ch. 12The Oldest Old: Residential Differences227
Ch. 13Services and Service Delivery in Rural Environments247
Ch. 14Public Policy and the Rural Elderly267
Index287

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