ERIC Number: ED334515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Aging in a Multicultural Canada: A Graphic Overview = Le Vieillissement dans un Canada Multiculturel: Apercu Graphique.
Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario). Multiculturalism Directorate.
This document, in English and French, provides a graphic overview of statistical data on aging and ethnicity in Canada. Most of the information was drawn from 1981 and 1986 census figures and immigration statistics. Part 1, "Multicultural Canada," provides background information on the multicultural nature of the population. One map and three graphs illustrate the regional distribution of ethnic groups, group sizes, the ethnic composition of selected urban areas, and the variety of mother tongues. Part 2, "Aging Multicultural Canada," relates ethnic group diversity to characteristics important in the consideration of aging. Eight graphs illustrate the following topics: (1) age discrimination within ethnic groups; (2) the ratio of the senior population to the working population; (3) the number of female seniors in urban areas; (4) the marital status and living arrangements of seniors; and (5) the countries-of-origin of Canadian-born and foreign-born seniors. Part 3, "Immigrant Seniors," examines seniors' immigration to Canada. Six graphs illustrate the number of immigrant seniors by year of arrival; the top 10 countries-of-origin; the proportion of immigrant seniors by country-of-origin; the official language ability of immigrant seniors; and the gender distribution and marital status of immigrant seniors. Nineteen tables of statistical data are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario). Multiculturalism Directorate.