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Quality of Life of Aboriginal People in Canada: An Analysis of Current Research

Research Report by Daniel Salée

Daniel Salée explores the current state of knowledge regarding the broad issues affecting Aboriginal people in Canada. Salée concentrates on indicators of “quality of life” for the Canadian Aboriginal population, both from historical and contemporary perspectives. As Salée notes, “the policy community is still wrestling with the unrelenting persistence of appreciable socioeconomic disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.” The author thus explores the epistemological underpinnings of the research related to this subject, particularly definitional issues pertaining to the concept of well-being. The article concludes by taking a look at the future, arguing that policies tend to differ strongly according to what vision of quality of life (political autonomy versus greater integration, for instance) one has.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Daniel Salée;
Publisher: Institute for Research on Public Policy [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2006; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: National;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Justice
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Social Services & Assistance
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Housing
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Governance
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Economic Development
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Infrastructure
Policy Articles / Children & Family / Standard of Living
Policy Articles / Aboriginal
Policy Articles / Children & Family
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Economic Development / 2006
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Governance / 2006
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Housing / 2006
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Infrastructure / 2006
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Justice / 2006
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Social Services & Assistance / 2006
Policy Articles / Children & Family / Standard of Living / 2006


Keywords / Tags:

aboriginal; quality of life; research; reserves; off-reserve; policy; epistemology; well-being; future; prediction; autonomy; reliance;