Senior women - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 89-503-X201000111441


This chapter, entitled Senior Women, provides an overview of the situation of senior women in the population, analyzed from an historical perspective when applicable. We will examine their sociodemographic characteristics, including life expectancy, diversity, and family situation. Various factors are also associated with this population's well-being, such as social life, economic situation and health; we will therefore explore social networks and subjective well-being, volunteering, and the most recent trends in the labour force participation and income of senior women. Finally, we will present the most prevalent chronic health conditions in senior women, their lifestyle habits, the formal and informal care to which they have access, and the causes of death.

Issue Number: 2010001
Author(s): Milan, Anne; Vézina, Mireille
FormatRelease dateMore information
HTMLJuly 26, 2011
PDFJuly 26, 2011