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Older people and poverty in rural Britain: material hardships, cultural denials and social inclusions

Milbourne, Paul and Doheny, Shane 2012. Older people and poverty in rural Britain: material hardships, cultural denials and social inclusions. Journal of Rural Studies 28 (4) , pp. 389-397. 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2012.06.007

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Abstract

This paper explores the relations between older people, poverty and place in rural Britain. It develops previous work on rural poverty that has pointed both to the significance of older people within the rural poor population and to their denials of poverty. The paper also connects with recent discussions on the complexity of relations between poverty and social exclusion in later life, as well as key themes emerging from studies of older people in disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods. Drawing on findings from a survey of 4000 households in rural Wales and interviews with older people in poverty in three rural places, the paper provides a detailed examination of the materialities and experiences of poverty among older people in rural places. In particular, it highlights how older poor groups construct their lives in complex terms with references made to both social inclusions and exclusions. The research also points to the significance of the socio-cultural contexts of place in shaping older people's understandings of poverty in rural areas.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: Older people ; Poverty ; Social exclusion ; Place ; Rural
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0743-0167
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:05
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/35736

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