Resilience and well-being of small inland communities: Community assets as key determinants

Darryl Maybery, Rodney Pope, Gene Hodgins, Yvonne Hitchenor, Amanda Shepherd

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Abstract

The current climatic conditions and ongoing changes in the farming sector constitute stressful circumstances that impact on the well-being of many Australian rural communities. In these circumstances, small towns and communities are at particular risk due to their relative isolation from services and resources. However, rural communities are noted for being resilient, or able to successfully adapt to stressful circumstances, with well-being both a determinant and outcome of this resilience. This study operationalised a model of resilience, risk and well-being that examined community assets important for resilience of small, inland rural communities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-339
Number of pages14
JournalRural Society
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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