Ageing Resource Communities: New frontiers of rural population change, community development and voluntarism

1st Edition

Mark Skinner, Neil Hanlon

Published September 7, 2015
Reference - 220 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138845268 - CAT# Y175622
Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

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Throughout the world’s hinterland regions, people are growing old in resource-dependent communities that were neither originally designed nor presently equipped to support an ageing population. This book provides cutting edge theoretical and empirical insights into the new phenomenon resource frontier ageing, to understand the diverse experiences of and responses to rural population ageing in the early 21st century. The book explores the resource hinterland as a new frontier of rural ageing and examines three central themes of rural population change, community development and voluntarism that characterize ageing resource communities. By investigating the links among these three themes, the book provides the conceptual and empirical foundations for the future agenda of rural ageing research. This timely contribution contains 15 original chapters by leading international experts from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland and Norway.

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