The Handbook of World Families provides a cross-cultural perspective on the family by examining family life in 25 countries worldwide. The countries included in this volume are organized by six world regions including Africa, Asia/South Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America - offering readers the most thorough and balanced cross-cultural examination of world families available. Editors Bert N. Adams and Jan Trost, along with contributions by top family studies experts from around the world, ensure reliable, cutting-edge research and perspectives.
Chapter 24: Families in Canada
Families in Canada
Description of Canada and Canadians
Geography, Government, and Families
Canada is the second largest country in the world, covering more than four time zones, an area in which one could put both the continental United States and Australia and have room left. Canada stretches from sea to sea to sea (Atlantic Ocean on the east, Arctic Ocean on the north, and Pacific Ocean on the west). Its southern border with the United States is the longest undefended border in the world. With large cities in the south, over 90% of Canadians live in urban areas within 100 km of the United States. Canada is rich in natural resources and industries using high technology, and it has a literate population. It ...