Researchers find older refugees more likely to exhibit depressive traits long after resettlement

A new study using the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) data focuses on the prevalence and social determinants of depression among older adult refugees and non-refugees in Canada. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto, and co-authored by Karen Kobayashi (PhD), IALH Research fellow and professor of Sociology at the University of Victoria.

Kobayashi states “Our study indicates that the quality of relationships, rather than the quantity of social connections, matters most for refugees’ mental health.” 

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