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Table 4
Type of help received to deal with change: An overview by life stage, 2008

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  Overall Life stage
Young adults
(aged 20 to 29)
Career and family formation
(aged 30 to 44)
Mid-life
(aged 45 to 64)
Seniors
(aged 65 and over)
percentage
Type of help received1
Emotional 66 66 65 67 68
Instrumental help (at least one of the types below) 66 67 67 64 70
Professional services or expertise 46 37 46* 48* 58*
Financial 26 41 27* 19* 9*
Help with household work or childcare 19 14 23* 15 24*
Transportation 13 12 11 12 25*
Material goods 11 12 13 9 11
Personal care or health needs 10 5 8* 12* 20*
Informational help (at least one of the types below) 62 71 68 57* 38*
Information or informal advice 57 64 62 53* 35*
Referrals, networking or help making new contacts 14 17 15 13* 6*
Teaching, coaching, or training 9 14 11 7* 3E*
† reference group
* statistically significant difference from the reference group at p < 0.05
1. Respondents could report more than one type of help received to deal with the change of greatest impact.
Note: This table includes respondents aged 20 and over who experienced at least one major change in the last 12 months.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2008.