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.
- living arrangement
- Chinese older adults