GERO 411: Culture, Migration and Aging

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Course description:

"Canada is experiencing two major demographic shifts by age and ethnicity. Over the next 30 years, the population aged over 65 years is expected to double to almost 25% of Canada’s population. Similarly, the proportions of immigrants and visible minorities will increase sharply, particularly in Canada’s major urban centres..."

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Term paper


To find more books, search the SFU catalogue -- sample subject headings:

 Journal articles:

  • Ageline - major database for social gerontology. Sample terms: Minority Groups ; Foreign Origin Adaptation; Social Networks; Canada or Outside United States; Indians; Racial and Ethnic Groups

  • CINAHL Complete - nursing and allied health Sample terms: Minority groups ; Ethnic Groups
  • Medline -  major medical  database Sample terms: Minority Groups; Minority  Health.  You can Limit searches by Age Related (Aged: 65+ years)
  • Sociological Abstracts - database for sociology including social work Sample terms: Minority groups; Ethnic groups; Elderly
  • PsycINFO  - major psychology database Sample terms Minority Groups; Racial and Ethnic Groups; You can Limit searches by Age Groups (Aged: 65+ years)

For more articles you might want to browse Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology  Sample articles: Older Asian Indians resettled in America: narratives about households, culture and generation; "Waves” of Asian Indian Elderly Immigrants: What Can Practitioners Learn?; and Older Asian Indians resettled in America: narratives about households, culture and generation.

See also course page for SA 100: Perspectives on Canadian Society

Associations and  Web pages


Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Statistics Canada subject, including: