Insights on Canadian society: Living arrangements of Aboriginal children aged 14 and under

This study examines the living arrangements of Aboriginal children in Canada aged 14 and under and compares them to those of non-Aboriginal children in Canada. The data used in this study was taken from the 2011 National Household Survey which collects data about the relationships between people who live in the same household at a particular point in time. The report explores the diverse living arrangements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis children in Canada, and in some cases presents the differences in living arrangements by age groups and geographic locations. The study found that Aboriginal children are more likely than non-Aboriginal children to live: with parents who are in a common-law relationship, with a lone parent, with a grandparent, in a complex stepfamily, in larger families, and in foster care. 


Turner, A

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Statistics Canada

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