43 THREE Place and residence attachments in Canada’s older population K Bruce Newbold introduction Over the past two decades, the literature associated with migration in the context of older people has provided increasing detail regarding motivations for migrations, spatial patterns and migration propensities within this age group. Among older people, motivations often include amenity-oriented migration among the ‘young old’ at the time of retirement or shortly afterward (Longino, 1979; Litwack and Longino, 1987), kin-oriented migrations, such as the
149 12 A profile of the rural and remote older population Mark W. Rosenberg This profile is predicated on the assumptions of the diversity of the older population living in rural and remote Canada and the diversity of the communities themselves. The profile is constructed around four major themes: being older and living in rural and remote parts of Canada; the challenges and barriers to living in rural and remote areas; social inclusion, engagement, and ageism; and food and income security.1 The concluding section emphasizes directions that need to be
191 ar tic le Key words disability benefit • older people • social security reform © The Policy Press • 2012 • ISSN 1759-8273 Journal of Poverty and Social Justice • vol 20 • no 2 • 2012 • 193-209 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982712X652087 Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance claimants in the older population: is there a difference in their economic circumstances?1 Ruth Hancock, Marcello Morciano and Stephen Pudney The UK Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a non-means-tested cash benefit claimable only before age 65, although receipt can
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