Cultural factors and preferred living arrangement of aging Chinese Canadians

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This study examined preferred living arrangements of aging Chinese-Canadians. Information from a 2001-2002 national study of 2,272 elderly Chinese was analyzed using logistic regression. Results indicated culture-related factors were most important in predicting preferred living arrangements. Those preferring to live with their children are more likely to live alone, have higher dependence in IADL, have non-western religion, and be immigrants from Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Those preferring not to live with their children are more likely to be married, have higher education, more social support, and to have lived in Canada longer. Implications discussed include need for services reflecting inter-group diversity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-86
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Housing for the Elderly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Chinese older adults
  • Culture
  • Living arrangement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Public Administration
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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