This special issue of the Journal of Rural Social Sciences (JRSS) focuses on rural population health and aging. It showcases the work of scholars from several backgrounds and social science disciplines to advance knowledge in a critical field of investigation. Assembled through an open call for submissions coordinated through the National Institute on Aging (NIA) funded Interdisciplinary Network on Rural Population Health and Aging (INRPHA), the collection of articles helps inform a more nuanced understanding of the factors associated with rural places, which often have different health outcomes and aging patterns than their urban counterparts. The authors achieve this through application of innovative analytical strategies used with a combination of data sources. This introductory essay provides background and an overview of the four articles, followed by discussion of future opportunities to advance an agenda for rural population health and aging research.
Green, John, Shannon Monnat, Leif Jensen, Lori Hunter, and Martin Sliwinski. 2022. "Rural Population Health and Aging: Introduction to the Special Issue." Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 37(1): Article 1. Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/jrss/vol37/iss1/1