Peters publishes in Journal of Rural Studies
Professor David Peters published in the most recent issue of Journal of Rural Studies. Peters authored the article "Conditions facilitating aging in place in rural communities: The case of smart senior towns in Iowa" with Associate Professor Ilona Matysiak of The Maria Grzegorzewska University.
Their article analyzes the data from the Iowa Small Towns Project to explore why some small rural communities affected by population aging deal better with this challenge than others. The findings indicate that smart senior towns score higher on most indicators compared with vulnerable ones. However, the assessments of older residents are significantly more positive than those of younger cohorts.
Conditions facilitating aging in place in rural communities: The case of smart senior towns in Iowa
Ilona Matysiak, David J. Peters
Journal of Rural Studies 97:507-516
(Released January 2023)