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  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200411113130
    Description:

    Nurses make up the largest proportion of health workers in Canada. However, these days they are under increasing pressure. Their average age has increased, enrolment in nursing programs declined during the 1990s, and employment of lower-paid unregulated workers has increased. A look at employment trends between 1987 and 2003 for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse aides and orderlies.

    Release date: 2004-12-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20040037731
    Description:

    This article explores whether those who are forced to retire have had adequate opportunity to prepare for retirement, either financially or psychologically. It uses new information from the 2002 General Social Survey (GSS) to examine the match between the retirement preferences and experiences of people who retired during the period from 1992 to 2002.

    Release date: 2004-12-07

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200411013129
    Description:

    As a large number of people near the traditional retirement age, what are the social and economic consequences of a mass exit from the labour force? Would older workers remain on the job if mandatory retirement policies were eliminated or if, for example, incentives such as part-time work or more vacation leave were offered?

    Release date: 2004-10-26

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20040017041
    Description:

    In this Health Reports article, data from the Canadian Community Health survey are used to estimate the number of seniors with vision problems, covering topics such as cataracts and glaucoma, diabetes and vision care insurance.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410713124
    Description:

    This article examines housing costs within the context of income and assets, focusing on elderly homeowners but including younger families and renters for comparison. The low-income dimension is also explored.

    Release date: 2004-09-21

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20040027002
    Description:

    Who provides care to our aging population, and how can we best support them? This article examines caregivers aged 45 to 64 and those 65 and over, and the particular issues for each group.

    Release date: 2004-09-14

  • Articles and reports: 89-584-M2004005
    Description:

    This paper presents a comprehensive examination of the daily lives, lifestyles and quality of life of Canadians at all stages in the life course. The transitional events studied in this document include: leaving school and entering the work force; leaving the household of origin to establish one's own household; becoming a spouse or life partner; becoming a parent; retirement; and the transitions associated with old age, death of a spouse and changes in living arrangements.

    We examine the way in which time is allocated across four aggregate activity categories (paid work and education, unpaid work, recreation and leisure, and personal care) and how time is distributed among the sub-categories within each. In order to better understand the personal, policy and practice relevance of life course transitions, we compare how respondents who have and have not experienced each transition event feel about their lives and about how they spend their time.

    Release date: 2004-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 89-584-M2004006
    Description:

    In the face of increasing life expectancy, population aging and feminization of the older population, historic lack of interest in the latter stages of the life course has given way to a more intense focus on later life transitions such as widowhood and shifting living arrangements. In this paper we examine the reallocation of daily activities and change in attitudes of Canadians that occur with the passages associated with living longer.

    Release date: 2004-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2004015
    Description:

    This article analyses the impact of widowhood on income, as well as changes in the low-income rate and the sources of income, among women 65 years of age and over, between 1990 and 2001, using data from Statistics Canada's Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD).

    Release date: 2004-07-22

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030046978
    Description:

    - Between 1979 and 2001, 599 deaths in Canada were attributed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), only one of which was related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as "mad cow disease."

    - CJD mortality rates rise with age and are highest among people in their seventies.

    Release date: 2004-07-21

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2004223
    Description:

    This study examines retirement issues for older working Canadians: income, pension coverage, home ownership status, immigration status, marital status and self-assessed health. It uses data from the 2002 General Social Survey.

    Release date: 2004-06-29

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030036850
    Description:

    This article examines which groups have high rates of injury and what activities are most likely to produce injuries.

    Release date: 2004-05-18

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030036848
    Description:

    This paper examines the main reasons why 1) the elderly and 2) younger people need mobility support devices.

    Release date: 2004-05-18

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030026830
    Description:

    In 2000/01, 28% of Canadians aged 20 or older reported having had a flu shot in the previous year, up from 16% in 1996/97. Close to two-thirds of seniors and one-half of people with chronic conditions had been vaccinated. Among the minority of seniors who did not get a flu shot, the main reason for not getting a shot was that they thought it was unnecessary.

    Release date: 2004-03-29

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410113111
    Description:

    Many employers offer registered pension plans to their employees, but group registered retired saving plans (RRSPs) are becoming more common. This product looks at how well full-time permanent employees in the private sector in 2001 understood their retirement pension plan coverage.

    Release date: 2004-03-19

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410113110
    Description:

    This article takes a question-and-answer approach to provide some basic information about the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans (C/QPP), highlighting recent changes that may not be well understood. Also discussed is the increasing importance of C/QPP benefits for seniors in recent decades and the interaction of the plans with other income support programs.

    Release date: 2004-03-19

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410213113
    Description:

    Why are so many seniors still at work? Some enjoy their job and intend on working indefinitely, while others feel forced to work for economic reasons. The 2001 Census is used to update an earlier study focussing on the occupations of seniors who continue to work beyond the age of 65, the traditional age of retirement.

    Release date: 2004-03-19

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  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200411113130
    Description:

    Nurses make up the largest proportion of health workers in Canada. However, these days they are under increasing pressure. Their average age has increased, enrolment in nursing programs declined during the 1990s, and employment of lower-paid unregulated workers has increased. A look at employment trends between 1987 and 2003 for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse aides and orderlies.

    Release date: 2004-12-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20040037731
    Description:

    This article explores whether those who are forced to retire have had adequate opportunity to prepare for retirement, either financially or psychologically. It uses new information from the 2002 General Social Survey (GSS) to examine the match between the retirement preferences and experiences of people who retired during the period from 1992 to 2002.

    Release date: 2004-12-07

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200411013129
    Description:

    As a large number of people near the traditional retirement age, what are the social and economic consequences of a mass exit from the labour force? Would older workers remain on the job if mandatory retirement policies were eliminated or if, for example, incentives such as part-time work or more vacation leave were offered?

    Release date: 2004-10-26

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20040017041
    Description:

    In this Health Reports article, data from the Canadian Community Health survey are used to estimate the number of seniors with vision problems, covering topics such as cataracts and glaucoma, diabetes and vision care insurance.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410713124
    Description:

    This article examines housing costs within the context of income and assets, focusing on elderly homeowners but including younger families and renters for comparison. The low-income dimension is also explored.

    Release date: 2004-09-21

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20040027002
    Description:

    Who provides care to our aging population, and how can we best support them? This article examines caregivers aged 45 to 64 and those 65 and over, and the particular issues for each group.

    Release date: 2004-09-14

  • Articles and reports: 89-584-M2004005
    Description:

    This paper presents a comprehensive examination of the daily lives, lifestyles and quality of life of Canadians at all stages in the life course. The transitional events studied in this document include: leaving school and entering the work force; leaving the household of origin to establish one's own household; becoming a spouse or life partner; becoming a parent; retirement; and the transitions associated with old age, death of a spouse and changes in living arrangements.

    We examine the way in which time is allocated across four aggregate activity categories (paid work and education, unpaid work, recreation and leisure, and personal care) and how time is distributed among the sub-categories within each. In order to better understand the personal, policy and practice relevance of life course transitions, we compare how respondents who have and have not experienced each transition event feel about their lives and about how they spend their time.

    Release date: 2004-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 89-584-M2004006
    Description:

    In the face of increasing life expectancy, population aging and feminization of the older population, historic lack of interest in the latter stages of the life course has given way to a more intense focus on later life transitions such as widowhood and shifting living arrangements. In this paper we examine the reallocation of daily activities and change in attitudes of Canadians that occur with the passages associated with living longer.

    Release date: 2004-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2004015
    Description:

    This article analyses the impact of widowhood on income, as well as changes in the low-income rate and the sources of income, among women 65 years of age and over, between 1990 and 2001, using data from Statistics Canada's Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD).

    Release date: 2004-07-22

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030046978
    Description:

    - Between 1979 and 2001, 599 deaths in Canada were attributed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), only one of which was related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as "mad cow disease."

    - CJD mortality rates rise with age and are highest among people in their seventies.

    Release date: 2004-07-21

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2004223
    Description:

    This study examines retirement issues for older working Canadians: income, pension coverage, home ownership status, immigration status, marital status and self-assessed health. It uses data from the 2002 General Social Survey.

    Release date: 2004-06-29

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030036850
    Description:

    This article examines which groups have high rates of injury and what activities are most likely to produce injuries.

    Release date: 2004-05-18

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030036848
    Description:

    This paper examines the main reasons why 1) the elderly and 2) younger people need mobility support devices.

    Release date: 2004-05-18

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X20030026830
    Description:

    In 2000/01, 28% of Canadians aged 20 or older reported having had a flu shot in the previous year, up from 16% in 1996/97. Close to two-thirds of seniors and one-half of people with chronic conditions had been vaccinated. Among the minority of seniors who did not get a flu shot, the main reason for not getting a shot was that they thought it was unnecessary.

    Release date: 2004-03-29

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410113111
    Description:

    Many employers offer registered pension plans to their employees, but group registered retired saving plans (RRSPs) are becoming more common. This product looks at how well full-time permanent employees in the private sector in 2001 understood their retirement pension plan coverage.

    Release date: 2004-03-19

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410113110
    Description:

    This article takes a question-and-answer approach to provide some basic information about the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans (C/QPP), highlighting recent changes that may not be well understood. Also discussed is the increasing importance of C/QPP benefits for seniors in recent decades and the interaction of the plans with other income support programs.

    Release date: 2004-03-19

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410213113
    Description:

    Why are so many seniors still at work? Some enjoy their job and intend on working indefinitely, while others feel forced to work for economic reasons. The 2001 Census is used to update an earlier study focussing on the occupations of seniors who continue to work beyond the age of 65, the traditional age of retirement.

    Release date: 2004-03-19

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