​Life satisfaction among Canadian seniors, 2016

​Barayandema , Athanase; Uppal, Sharanjit
Description / Summary

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: standard of living; health; life achievements; personal relationships; feeling part of the community; time available to do things you like doing; quality of local environment; personal appearance; and feeling safe. The paper also explores the factors associated with life satisfaction and examines several measures of resilience among Canadian seniors. Life satisfaction goes hand-in-hand with many circumstances, events and attitudes. Studying these factors can shed light on how people assess their lives and what they consider important.