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News and Updates

Sexual orientation and self-employment: New evidence

Vesna Pajovic, Sean Waite with Nicole Senier published in the Canadian Review of Sociology.

All by ourselves: Growing numbers of Canadians are aging without a partner or children nearby

Rachel Margolis was interviewed by the Ottawa Citizen.

The pandemic played into ageist stereotypes, but intergenerational contact and co-operation can overcome them

Kate Choi and Patrick Denice published in The Conversation.