Poverty Variations among the Elderly: The Roles of Income Security Policies and Family Co-Residence.

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Summary of "Poverty Variations among the Elderly: The Roles of Income Security Policies and Family Co-Residence."

ABSTRACTDespite a rapid overall decline in poverty among older people since the 1970s, poverty among elderly immigrants is persistently high in Canada. Using data from the 2006 Canadian Census of Population, this article presents results of a study on the poverty of elderly immigrants in comparison to the Canadian-born elderly population. Results from logistic regression analysis suggest that a large portion of the higher poverty rates among elderly immigrants can be explained by the lack or inadequacy of state income support. Nevertheless, the high poverty levels among elderly immigrants are mitigated by financial assistance from their kin. This article concludes by highlighting the role of family support as a coping strategy for escaping poverty and by assessing two mechanisms of state intervention that could improve the economic well-being of elderly immigrants.


Department of Sociology, University of Toronto.

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Name: Canadian journal on aging = La revue canadienne du vieillissement
ISSN: 0714-9808
Pages: 1-18


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