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Ageing in urban neighbourhoodsPlace attachment and social exclusion$
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Allison E. Smith

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422712

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.001.0001

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Ageing in deprived neighbourhoods

Ageing in deprived neighbourhoods

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Ageing in urban neighbourhoods

Allison E. Smith

Policy Press

This chapter presents the research evidence that supports the development of three new environmental categories — environmental comfort, environmental management, and environmental distress — which is illustrated through in-depth analysis of eight case studies conducted with older people living in deprived urban neighbourhoods of Manchester, England, and Vancouver, Canada. It aims to clarify some of the factors that underpin older people's desire to age in place despite multiple risks presented in their environment and conversely why others reject ageing in place. It provides a summary of the key characteristic of the research participants in two cities. This profiles the sample in relation to such factors as gender, age, marital status, ethnicity, health status, housing tenure, educational achievement, and rating of quality of life.

Keywords:   ageing, deprived neighbourhoods, environmental comfort, environmental management, environmental distress, gender, housing tenure, educational achievement, health status, quality of life

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