A Study of the Change in Inuit Family Structures and Patterns regarding the Role and Status of Inuit Elderly in a Contemporary Inuit Community.

Regions: Kitikmeot, Nunavut

Tags: social sciences, elders, aging, ethnography, family

Principal Investigator: Hill, Steven G. (1)
Licence Number: 7138
Organization: Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba
Licensed Year(s): 1987
Issued: Jan 01, 1987

Objective(s): To provide a ethnographic profile of the changes in Inuit family structure and patterning concomitant with an increase ib the number of aged family members; evaluate current patterns of behaviour, practices and attitudes of and toward Inuit elderly with emphasis on identifying the ways in which Inuit elderly are integrated into the current family setting.