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Social Exclusion and Social Support in Rural Canada

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Social Exclusion and Social Support in Rural Canada

Reimer, William (2004) Social Exclusion and Social Support in Rural Canada. In: XI World Congress of Rural Sociology, 25-30 July 2004, Trondheim (Norway). (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The availability of appropriate social support is critical for social inclusion. This is most important under conditions of change and stress. In order to ensure such support, therefore, we need to understand the nature of social support in rural areas, how it is used, and the conditions that facilitate or inhibit its use. This paper provides theoretical and empirical contributions to understand those processes of social inclusion and exclusion as they are reflected in social support. Using a theoretical framework rooted in social relations and data from 1995 rural households in 20 field sites from across Canada, we examine various types of social support that are used under conditions of change, the characteristics of the households using them, and the community-level contexts that condition their use. Both policy and research implications are drawn from these results.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Sociology and Anthropology
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:No
Authors:Reimer, William
Date:2004
Projects:
  • New Rural Economy Project: http://nre.concordia.ca
Funders:
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
ID Code:6345
Deposited By:KUMIKO VEZINA
Deposited On:15 Sep 2009 14:21
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 18:55
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