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Self-reported loneliness among immigrants and the Canadian-born population

A recent study by PhD Candidate Max Stick, Dr. Lisa Kaida, and Dr. Feng Hou of Statistics Canada is published in Statistics Canada’s Economic and Social Reports.

Aug 06, 2021

A study by Max Stick (PhD Candidate, McMaster), Feng Hou (Statistics Canada), and Lisa Kaida (Associate Professor, McMaster) is published the July issue of Statistics Canada’s Economic and Social Reports. Analyzing the 2018 General Social Survey data, they examine self-reported loneliness among recent immigrants (in Canada for 10 years or less), long-term immigrants (in Canada over 10 years) and the Canadian-born population.

From the Report: “Both recent and long-term immigrants reported higher levels of loneliness than the Canadian-born. Considering the mental and physical health ramifications of loneliness, the finding that immigrants report higher levels of loneliness pre-COVID-19 justifies continued attention in the coming years as Canada recovers from the pandemic.”

View the report here.