Living arrangements of South Asian immigrant seniors in Edmonton, Canada: An assessment of the economic, cultural, health, and availability of kin explanations

Cheuk Fan Ng, Herbert C. Northcott

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Abstract

Immigrants from Asian countries who are living in Canada are more likely to live with extended families than Canadian-born seniors. This article focuses on the living arrangements of 161 South Asian immigrant seniors in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and examines the relative importance of various factors that influence living arrangements. Demographic characteristics were associated with living arrangements; seniors who immigrated when they were young and were married were the most likely to live independently. Logistic regression analyses suggest that economic and cultural factors were more important than health and availability of kin factors in explaining living arrangements, after controlling for demographic and immigration variables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Housing for the Elderly
Volume27
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Aging immigrant
  • Living arrangements
  • Migrant elder
  • South asian immigrant

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