Older migrants: inequalities of ageing from a transnational perspective

Hunter, A. (2018) Older migrants: inequalities of ageing from a transnational perspective. In: Westwood, S. (ed.) Ageing, Diversity and Inequality: Social Justice Perspectives. Series: Routledge advances in sociology. Routledge: London, pp. 194-209. ISBN 9780415786690

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Abstract

In many parts of the world, the population of older migrants is increasing. Relatively wealthy individuals from Northern Europe, North America and Australasia move in later life to retirement destinations in South America, South-East Asia and the Mediterranean region, for reasons of climate, affordability and other ‘lifestyle’ factors (King, Warnes and Williams, 2000; Hayes, 2014; Botterill, 2017).1 Conversely, young workers from the Global South who responded to the demand for migrant labour in the Global North following World War II have now settled and aged in place. Statistical projections in Austria, Britain,2 France, New Zealand and the United States point to rapid increases in the numbers of older foreign-born residents (Rallu, 2017).

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hunter, Dr Alistair
Authors: Hunter, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:9780415786690
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Author
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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