Rural population geographies in the changing differentiated countryside?

This chapter provides a broad introduction to rural society and the forces of change. Beginning with the concept of the ‘differentiated countryside’, and drawing on the case of England and Wales in the UK, the chapter examines contemporary shifting social geographies and the challenges arising from this. Through mapping census data, the chapter overviews these changes by focusing on employment, class, age and different family formations.

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