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GSS (General Social Survey - Caregiving and Care Receiving)


The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. 

The purpose of this survey is to provide a snapshot of the lives of caregivers and care receivers in today's Canada.

Publications using this survey

Dardas, A. Z., Williams A., Kitchen P., and Wang L. (2019).  Assisted-transport caregiving and its impact towards carer-employees. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 62 (4), 475-497. Abstract
Purenne, J. (2018).  Processus de la retraite et carrière atypique au Canada. Département de démographie. Montréal, QC: Université de Montréal. Abstract
Mock, S. E., and Schryer E. (2017).  Perceived support and the retirement expectations of sexual minority adults. Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement, 36 (2), 170-177. Abstract