Dalhousie Law Journal


equality, women, senior citizens, elderly, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, pensions


A society's values are reflected in its treatment of the elderly. The relationship of the aged to the rest of the population and the social and economic hierarchy within the aged as a group provide tangible and graphic evidence of a society's most fundamental values and attitudes. Who is rewarded and for what? What qualities and contributions are valued, and to what extent?