Neighborhoods, Aging, and Functional Limitations

Thomas A. Glass, Jennifer L. Balfour

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

21 Scopus citations


This chapter makes a case for the importance of studying neighborhood effects on functional limitations in late life. It reviews existing literature and proposes a theoretical model to guide future research on the health effects of neighborhoods on older persons. Public policy implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeighborhoods and Health
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865505
ISBN (Print)9780195138382
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Aging
  • Elderly
  • Health policy
  • Neighborhood research
  • Social policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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