Conclusions and Policy Implications for Aging in Rural Places
The greying of populations has the potential to be divisive or to be a benefit to rural places and communities. The age, sex, race/ethnic and immigrant composition of the 65 years of age and older population is discussed in terms of both challenges and opportunities for rural areas. The diversity of the aging population, in particular, is considered as well as issues related to transportation and amenities in rural places.
KeywordsBaby Boomer Metro Area Social Security Benefit Urban Place Rural Place
The authors acknowledge support from Utah Agricultural Experiment Station Project 0835, Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station Project NYC-15980, and WAAESD Project W2001.
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