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      The sociospatial diversity in the leisure activities of older people in the Netherlands.

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      Journal of aging studies
      Elsevier BV

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          Leisure activities afford an important way for old people to continue to take part in society and have a positive effect on personal wellbeing. The types and number of leisure activities in which older people participate are highly diverse. This diversity is associated not only with personal characteristics, but also with those of the environment in which old people live. Using cross sectional data selected in 2002-2003, differences are presented between regions, cities and villages, and between prosperous and deprived neighbourhoods. The characteristics of the region and of the urban or rural environment show a clear relationship wit the intrinsic orientation in leisure. The diversity is smallest among older adults who live in deprived neighbourhoods and among the very old. They take part in fewer activities (contraction), which leads to a more similar activity pattern in and around the home (convergence).

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          Journal
          J Aging Stud
          Journal of aging studies
          Elsevier BV
          0890-4065
          0890-4065
          Jan 2008
          : 22
          : 1
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Amsterdam institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDSt), Universiteit van Amsterdam, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130, 1018 VZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: m.meer47@chello.nl.
          Article
          S0890-4065(07)00062-X
          10.1016/j.jaging.2007.02.001
          26047091
          8bba5a35-581e-4580-afb9-f8be521a1269
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