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Rural Aging in 21st Century America

Glasgow, Nina, Berry, E. Helen (Eds.)

2013, XV, 384 p. 40 illus.

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Nina Glasgow 

Nina Glasgow, Editor
Nina Glasgow received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1982. She was employed as a sociologist in the Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. from 1980-1987. From 1987 to the present she has been employed by Cornell University as an assistant professor and currently is a senior research associate in the Department of Development Sociology. Dr. Glasgow’s research, teaching, and outreach have focused largely on the sociology of aging and the life course, especially in rural communities. She has conducted research on a number of aging-related topics including demographic aspects of aging; poverty and income status; quality of life; health; and the social integration of rural older people, and has often used a comparative perspective on rural-urban differences in aging. A particular interest of hers is the social causation of health and longevity, and she co-edited and contributed chapters to the book, Social Integration in the Second Half of Life (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), which focused on the positive effects of social integration on health. In 2004, Dr. Glasgow co-edited and contributed chapters to the textbook, Critical Issues in Rural Health (John Wiley and Sons, publishers). A long-standing research interest of hers has been the antecedents and consequences of rural retirement migration, and Glasgow co-authored the book, Rural Retirement Migration, published by Springer in 2008. She has also published numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters, as well as several policy and research briefs that use evidence from her research to communicate with broader, non-academic audiences. Dr. Glasgow has been a recipient of several externally funded research grants, and she has lead or co-lead several projects funded to organize and conduct conferences, a rural learning network, and design curricula on rural development. Dr. Glasgow is a member of several honor societies and has received awards for her work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and at Cornell University.

E. Helen Berry  

E. Helen Berry
E. Helen Berry received her Ph.D. in Sociology from The Ohio State University in 1983 and served as adjunct assistant professor of sociology and NICHD post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center from 1983-1984. Since then she has been employed at Utah State University where she is Professor of Sociology and adjunct Professor of Environment and Society. Dr. Berry’s research and teaching are primarily in the areas of social status and social structure and the ways that these factors influence the demographic variables of migration, health, aging, and the life course. Her contributions have included insights into rapid population change, comparative migration patterns of Latinos, African Americans and whites over their life course; effects of social status on the likelihood of migration by teens and young adult couples; and demographic aspects of health and childbearing by race, ethnicity, and rural residence. Her recent work is increasingly focused on aging.
Dr. Berry’s teaching takes these various life-cycle and race and ethnic themes into account as she compares the social and economic structures of rural and urban places. She has published numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Berry has lectured at Karachi University, Fudan University, and Korea University. Dr. Berry also has served in a variety of administrative positions at Utah State. She received USU’s Advisor of the Year award in 1998; the Rural Sociological Society’s Excellence in Instruction Award in 2003; and in 2006 became a Women and Gender Research Institute’s Distinguished Professor.

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