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  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201800154977
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    This study uses the 2016 General Social Survey on Canadians at Work and Home to provide a recent assessment of the life satisfaction of seniors in Canada. It includes information on overall life satisfaction, as well as information on nine domains of life satisfaction: standard of living; health; current achievement in life; personal relationships; feeling part of the community; time available to do desired things; and quality of local environment. The paper also explores the factors associated with life satisfaction, and examines several measures of resilience among Canadian seniors.

    Release date: 2018-08-02

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2015046
    Description:

    This Economic Insights article provides an overview of the life satisfaction expressed by individuals in census metropolitan areas and economic regions across Canada. The results are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey and the General Social Survey. The extent to which specific economic and social factors explain variations in life satisfaction across communities and regions is beyond the scope of this article.

    Release date: 2015-04-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2014357
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    An emerging area of subjective well-being (SWB) research is centered on the differences in the levels of SWB both across countries and among geographic regions within a country. The consideration of geographic differences would extend our knowledge about the determinants of SWB from "internal" factors of personality traits and individuals' socio-demographic characteristics to "external factors" embedded in individuals' environments. An issue with important theoretical and policy implications is whether the income of others in the same geographic area is associated with individuals' SWB. The association could be positive if people benefit from the improved resources, amenities, and social capital in high-income areas. The association could also be negative if people tend to emulate the lifestyles of their more affluent neighbours. Related empirical studies so far have not come to a consensus on this question.

    The present study attempts to contribute to this issue in two significant ways. First, this study examines whether the effect of the average income in a geographic area (locality income) on SWB is sensitive to the scale of geographic units. With a very large sample of survey respondents nested within three hierarchical levels of geographic areas, this study provides reliable estimates of the association of SWB with average incomes in immediate neighbourhoods (defined as "census dissemination areas"), local communities ("census tracts"), and municipalities ("census subdivisions"). Second, this study examines how the choice of control variables influences the estimated effect of locality income. By considering the effects of individual demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, self-evaluated general health, and area-level attributes in a sequential manner, it is possible to discuss the likely mechanisms through which locality income is related to individuals' SWB.

    Release date: 2014-02-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X201000111124
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Quality of life for persons with disabilities is influenced by many factors that may often interact in subtle ways. This article identifies some of the elements that are associated with a greater life satisfaction among women with disabilities aged 25 to 54 across three main dimensions: daily activities; quality of relationships with family and friends; and health.

    Release date: 2010-03-08
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  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201800154977
    Description:

    This study uses the 2016 General Social Survey on Canadians at Work and Home to provide a recent assessment of the life satisfaction of seniors in Canada. It includes information on overall life satisfaction, as well as information on nine domains of life satisfaction: standard of living; health; current achievement in life; personal relationships; feeling part of the community; time available to do desired things; and quality of local environment. The paper also explores the factors associated with life satisfaction, and examines several measures of resilience among Canadian seniors.

    Release date: 2018-08-02

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2015046
    Description:

    This Economic Insights article provides an overview of the life satisfaction expressed by individuals in census metropolitan areas and economic regions across Canada. The results are based on data from the Canadian Community Health Survey and the General Social Survey. The extent to which specific economic and social factors explain variations in life satisfaction across communities and regions is beyond the scope of this article.

    Release date: 2015-04-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2014357
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    An emerging area of subjective well-being (SWB) research is centered on the differences in the levels of SWB both across countries and among geographic regions within a country. The consideration of geographic differences would extend our knowledge about the determinants of SWB from "internal" factors of personality traits and individuals' socio-demographic characteristics to "external factors" embedded in individuals' environments. An issue with important theoretical and policy implications is whether the income of others in the same geographic area is associated with individuals' SWB. The association could be positive if people benefit from the improved resources, amenities, and social capital in high-income areas. The association could also be negative if people tend to emulate the lifestyles of their more affluent neighbours. Related empirical studies so far have not come to a consensus on this question.

    The present study attempts to contribute to this issue in two significant ways. First, this study examines whether the effect of the average income in a geographic area (locality income) on SWB is sensitive to the scale of geographic units. With a very large sample of survey respondents nested within three hierarchical levels of geographic areas, this study provides reliable estimates of the association of SWB with average incomes in immediate neighbourhoods (defined as "census dissemination areas"), local communities ("census tracts"), and municipalities ("census subdivisions"). Second, this study examines how the choice of control variables influences the estimated effect of locality income. By considering the effects of individual demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, self-evaluated general health, and area-level attributes in a sequential manner, it is possible to discuss the likely mechanisms through which locality income is related to individuals' SWB.

    Release date: 2014-02-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X201000111124
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Quality of life for persons with disabilities is influenced by many factors that may often interact in subtle ways. This article identifies some of the elements that are associated with a greater life satisfaction among women with disabilities aged 25 to 54 across three main dimensions: daily activities; quality of relationships with family and friends; and health.

    Release date: 2010-03-08
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