In intimate ethnographic detail, the author brings to life the experiences of these older labour migrants by sharing in the life of the hostels as a resident, by observing at close quarters the men's family life on the other side of the Mediterranean as a guest in their homes, and even by accompanying them in their travels by bus, sea, and air. Three recent general handbooks on the sociology of migra tion Jackson 1969 , Jansen 1970 and Albrecht 1972 , pro duce together no more than 10 sources on return migration. At the time I simply thought this to be rather curious but as I myself grew older and approached retirement, the notion kept recurring in my mind. Three recent general handbooks on the sociology of migra tion Jackson 1969 , Jansen 1970 and Albrecht 1972 , pro duce together no more than 10 sources on return migration. Conventional wisdom holds that at retirement labour migrants ought to instead return to their families in home countries, where their French pensions would have far greater purchasing power. Bruce Newbold 4 Ageing immigrants and the question of return: new answers to an old dilemma? The book examines in detail a range of themes affecting return migrations, including: family ties, obligations and their emotive strengths; comparative quality, and cost, of health and welfare provision in host and home countries; older age transitions and cultural affinity with homeland; and psychological adjustment, belonging and attachment to place. Caribbean return migration in later life: family issues and transnational experiences as influential pre-retirement factors; Introduction; Caribbean return migration in later life: conceptual frames.
Rappole's sophisticated survey of field data clarifies key ecological, biological, physiological, navigational, and evolutionary concerns. This volume illuminates the extent and direction, as well as the causes and consequences, of population turnover in the United States. Others talked of always feeling English, Scottish or Welsh, and not truly belonging in Australia: Australia has been very kind to us but my wife and I still seem unable to get England out of our system. Cultural landscapes - Older people who have contacted me speak of their interest in return migration as something that has significantly increased following retirement, when they have more time to reflect on their priorities in their third age and beyond. The E-mail message field is required.
This book includes 12 chapters covering a diversity of these challenging adjustments. This collection is therefore situated at the intersection of ageing and migration studies and takes into account the various issues with which this intersection is concerned. He pays particular attention to the consequences of immigration within the receiving countries. This timely book explores this neglected subject in an era of ageing and more mobile societies and contains ground-breaking studies of migration flows of older people in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, South Asia, and Australia, to explain how and why people in later life return to their country of origin. My curiosity grew more intense, however, during a visit I made to Sydney, Australia, the city of my birth and early childhood, to present a paper at a gerontology conference.
The collection explores these issues in three sections: Elderly care regimes and migration regimes: national perspectives Ageing in contexts of migration: a multifaceted phenomenon Elderly care and migration. ~ Claudio Bolzman; Caribbean return migration in later-life: family issues and transnational experiences as influential pre-retirement factors ~ Dennis Conway, Robert B Potter and Godfrey St. Author by : Nan M. My career and social life was rooted in that country. The paper analyses how different types of resources and their location influence intentions concerning the future country of residence. This chapter is based partly on an empirical study of the circumstances of 442 Italian and Spanish immigrants nearing retirement, carried out as part of the Swiss National Research Programme on Ageing, and also based on qualitative interviews carried out among Italian and Spanish older migrants in Switzerland, in three different periods: 1995-96, 2000 and 2008. The book examines in detail a range of themes affecting return migrations, including: family ties, obligations and their emotive strengths; comparative quality, and cost, of health and welfare provision in host and home countries; older age transitions and cultural affinity with homeland; and psychological adjustment, belonging and attachment to place.
Before I say something about what I discovered during my interviews, I should say that I had personal and professional reasons for exploring this theme of return migration. Diasporic returns to the city: Anglo-Indian and Jewish visits to Calcutta in later life; The city of birth as a focus of return; Anglo-Indian and Jewish Calcutta; Cities, diasporas and returns; Diasporic methodologies; Urban returns; City and community; Conclusions; 8. In this regard, correspondents talk of the mutual support and close friendship that would consequently be available and how the younger generation in Australia cannot provide this, being busy with their own lives. Some adjust well to the changes that have taken place in their absence, but others experience stressful readjustment processes. This paradox is the point of departure for a book which transports readers from the banlieues of Paris to the banks of the Senegal River and the villages of the Anti-Atlas. It is customary for the author on return migration to complain about the lack of theoretical and empirical knowledge on his sub ject. Until recently, it was overlooked, regarded as the result of failure by emigrants, or related to the return of retired, elderly migrants.
Keywords: Economic resources; Family networks; Health condition; Transnational Chapter. How often, how far, and why people move are important considerations in characterizing the lifestyles of individuals and the nature of social institutions. He begins with the very first migrants, who traded a home environment of greater stability for one of greater seasonality, and uses the structure of the annual cycle to examine the difference between migratory birds and their resident counterparts. The book is unique in bringing this breadth and depth of exploration to bear on older people's return movements, providing a focused synthesis that allows a neglected subject to receive due attention in an era of ageing and more mobile societies. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don't worry about it.
Ageing immigrants and the question of return: new answers to an old dilemma? It also explores to what extent the preference for staying or returning is exclusive or if these options include living arrangements that allow some transnational mobility. In this brief article about my exploratory research as yet unfunded , I focus on some of the reasons why older people think about return migration, the emotional impact of such reflection and the experiences of two returnees. This work of cross-cultural psychology explores many personal stories of return migration. Bernard; 'We belong to the land': older British immigrants in Australia contemplating and realising return home ~ John Percival; Diasporic returns to the city: Anglo-Indian and Jewish visits to Calcutta in later life ~ Alison Blunt, Jayani Bonnerjee and Noah Hysler-Rubin; Returning to 'roots': Estonian-Australian child migrants visiting the homeland ~ Brad Ruting; Ageing in the ancestral homeland: ethno-biographical reflections on return migration in later life ~ Anastasia Christou; 'The past is a foreign country': vulnerability to mental illness among return migrants: Gerard Leavey and Joanne Eliacin; The blues of the ageing 'retornados': narratives on the return to Chile ~ Erik Olsson; Concluding reflections ~ John Percival. They offer original interpretations of key historical themes, including motivations for emigration; gender relations and the family dynamics of migration; the 'very familiar and awfully strange' confrontation with the new world; the anguish of homesickness and return; and the personal and national identities of both settlers and returnees, fifty years on. It is a broad, pioneering interpretation of the scope, patterns, and consequences of human migrations over the past ten centuries. The main objective of this edited volume is to explore the motivations, decision making processes, and consequences, when older people consider or accomplish return migration to their place of origin; and also to raise the public policy profile of this increasingly important subject.