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Are Canadian seniors becoming more active? Empirical evidence based on time-use data.

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Source
Can J Aging. 2005;24(1):45-56
Publication Type
Article
Date
2005
Author
Charlemaigne C Victorino
Anne H Gauthier
Author Affiliation
Department of Sociology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Canada.
Source
Can J Aging. 2005;24(1):45-56
Date
2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age Factors
Aged
Canada
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Motor Activity
Time
Abstract
In this study, we examine trends in the patterns of time use of seniors in Canada since the 1980s. In particular, we ask whether today's seniors devote more, or less, time to productive activities than 20 years ago. Our inquiry is motivated by the claims that today's seniors are not engaged in ''active aging.'' This study uses data from a series of time-use surveys carried out in Canada since 1981 to empirically test the validity of this claim. Our results suggest that some shift towards active aging has taken place in Canada since the 1980s; however, this shift involves a complex pattern of reallocation of time that varies by gender and age.
PubMed ID
15838825 View in PubMed
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