The everyday lives of many older adults in Canada are affected by general social attitudes towards older people and aging, as well as government policies in many areas.

For example, these can include, areas such as equality and social justice, wealth redistribution through tax transfers, pensions and income security, affordable and appropriate housing, adequate health care and support, supports for young and aging families.  Social inequalities experienced earlier in life often carry important consequences throughout later life too. Older women and older men can also experience different kinds of social inequalities.

 

 

Some Helpful Canadian Readings

www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/0662267672/199803_0662267672_e.html

http://www.sfu.ca/grc/publications/grcnews/grcn_pdfs/vol19no2.pdf

Other Readings