Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Monday, May 26 1:45pm-3:15pm Vallee-400

Primary Session Category: Social Inequality
Session Code: SoIn5-A
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: Canadian seniors do not experience economic inequality equally. Rather, race and ethnicity, immigrant status and time of arrival, paid and unpaid work, gender, class and access to retirement income are some of the key factors that shape the degree to which seniors experience economic vulnerability in retirement. In this session, we encourage papers that explore the factors that precipitate economic inequality for seniors. We also seek to understand the consequences for seniors and ‘near seniors’ of the effects of inequality on their family lives, paid employment, community involvement, emotional well-being and social integration.

Session Organizers:
Nancy Mandell, York University, Sociology,
Nikolina Postic, York University

Chair: Nancy Mandell

Discussant: Deborah K. van den Hoonaard, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Gerontology Department, St. Thomas


1.     Becky Casey, Peri Ballantyne 

Trajectories towards inequalities in old age: Examining the life course of injured workers

2.     Karen Kobayashi, Sharon Koehn, Mushira Khan 

 Exploring Intersections of Health Inequality in Later Life: A Scoping Review of the Literature on the Health and Health Care of Ethno-cultural Minority Older Adults 

3.     Xiaoyu Annie Gong  

Retirees’ Participation in Bridge Employment and Psychological Distress: The Mediating and Moderating Effects of Social Support

4. Miya Narushima, Jian Liu, Naomi Diestelkamp 

Neighbourhood-based lifelong learning and healthy aging: Analyzing its relationship to well-being, vulnerability, and perceived health in later life

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