Handbook on Migration and Ageing


Handbook on Migration and Ageing

9781839106767 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Sandra Torres, Professor of Sociology and Chair in Social Gerontology, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Sweden and Alistair Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Policy, University of Glasgow, UK
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 83910 676 7 Extent: 374 pp
This comprehensive Handbook explores the fundamental concepts surrounding the ageing-migration nexus. It is indispensable reading, presenting interdisciplinary research to investigate the unique experiences of older migrants, migrant eldercare workers and older people left behind.

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This comprehensive Handbook explores the fundamental concepts surrounding the ageing-migration nexus. It is indispensable reading, presenting interdisciplinary research to investigate the unique experiences of older migrants, migrant eldercare workers and older people left behind.

Illustrating the various contemporary topics of study used to explore the connections between migration and ageing, the Handbook discusses how the research interest surrounding this interrelation has developed. Chapters explore two central factors that have influenced the ageing-migration nexus, namely population ageing and the globalization of international migration. It aptly draws attention to conclusions drawn from already completed research ventures, before considering what research still needs to be conducted.

This innovative Handbook will be an ideal resource for researchers and practitioners aiming to familiarize themselves with the field. It will also be beneficial for more experienced researchers studying topics such as migration, welfare states and social gerontology, as well as academics looking to become more informed on the connections between migration and ageing.
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‘The Handbook on Migration and Ageing represents a comprehensive overview of one of the major social and public policy issues of our time. It offers both a detailed conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between migration and ageing, as well as a state-of-the-art survey of empirical research. A major virtue of the Handbook is demonstrating the diversity of migrants and the migration experience, ranging over a wide variety of subjects and themes. It represents a major editorial achievement and will be a key reference work for academics, policymakers and practitioners alike.’
– Chris Phillipson, University of Manchester, UK

‘In this ambitious and wide-ranging collection, the authors advance understandings at the nexus of ageing and migration by bringing together cutting-edge conceptual and empirical work. This book will be an invaluable resource to researchers across many disciplines and geographical regions.’
– Louise Ryan, London Metropolitan University, UK
Contributors: Kristine J. Ajrouch, Isabelle Albert, Megha Amrith, Toni C. Antonucci, Elisa Barbiano di Belgiojoso, Anita Böcker, Claudio Bolzman, Eralba Cela, Ruxandra Oana Ciobanu, Tsveta Dobreva, Tineke Fokkema, Amanda Grenier,  Zoya Gubernskaya, Ingrid Hellström, Vincent Horn, Alistair Hunter, Stephen Katz, Mushira M. Khan, Majella Kilkey, Russell King, Karen M. Kobayashi, Audrey Lenoël, Anika Liversage, Aija Lulle, Hanna Mac Innes, Mihaela Nedelcu, Herbert C. Northcott, Philip Rees, Marion Repetti, Dora Sampaio, Eva Soom Ammann, Ken Chih-Yan Sun, Sandra Torres, Matthew Wallace, Katie Walsh, Kieran Walsh, Raelene Wilding, Rita Xiaochen Hu

Preface xvii
1 Migration and ageing: the nexus and its backdrop 1
Sandra Torres and Alistair Hunter

2 The life course and migration: the social position of ageing 14
Stephen Katz and Amanda Grenier
3 Intergenerational relations 25
Ken Chih-Yan Sun
4 Retirement 35
Marion Repetti
5 Ethnicity and race 45
Sandra Torres
6 Super-diversity and intersectionality 57
Ruxandra Oana Ciobanu
7 Welfare/migration regimes and care chains 67
Majella Kilkey
8 Integration and transnationalism 76
Claudio Bolzman
9 Social exclusion 87
Hanna MacInnes and Kieran Walsh
10 Ageing in place 98
Dora Sampaio and Katie Walsh
11 Racialization and racism 107
Sandra Torres
12 Dying and death 118
Eva Soom Ammann

13 Internal migrants: movers and stayers 129
Herbert C. Northcott
14 The relationship between migration intensity and age 138
Philip Rees
15 Older refugees and internally displaced people 151
Alistair Hunter and Anita Böcker
16 Ageing international labour migrants 162
Anika Liversage
17 International retirement migrants 172
Russell King and Eralba Cela
18 Return and circular migration in later life 183
Alistair Hunter
19 Family reunification migrants and the Zero Generation 196
Mihaela Nedelcu
20 Left-behind older people 207
Audrey Lenoël
21 Migrant eldercare workers 217
Megha Amrith

22 Older migrants and self-realization projects 229
Aija Lulle and Russell King
23 Older migrants and socio-economic inequalities 241
Zoya Gubernskaya and Tsveta Dobreva
24 Older migrants, health and well-being 251
Eralba Cela and Elisa Barbiano di Belgiojoso
25 Older migrants and mortality 260
Matthew Wallace
26 Social relations and older migrants 271
Kristine J. Ajrouch, Toni C. Antonucci and Rita Xiaochen Hu
27 Older migrants as transmitters of values and culture 280
Isabelle Albert
28 Loneliness among older migrants 290
Tineke Fokkema
29 Older migrants and dementia 301
Ingrid Hellström
30 Older migrants and access and usage of care 311
Karen M. Kobayashi and Mushira M. Khan
31 Older migrants and care recipiency 322
Vincent Horn
32 Older migrants’ use of information and communication technologies 333
Raelene Wilding

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