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Return migration in later life : international perspectives

Author: John Percival
Publisher: Bristol ; Chicago : Policy Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This timely book 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Percival, John.
Return migration in later life : International perspectives.
Bristol : Policy Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Percival
ISBN: 9781447301233 1447301234 9781299766020 1299766021 1447301226 9781447301226
OCLC Number: 855505076
Notes: The case of Irish migration and mental illness.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 262 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Return migration in later life; Contents; List of tables and figures; Tables; Figure; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Charting the waters: return migration in later life; Introduction; Migration patterns and accounting for numbers returning; Identity, place and attachment; Lifecourse perspectives on migration; Family ties and obligations; Health and welfare services; 2. Older immigrants leaving Sweden; Introduction; Data and definitions; Analysis; Conclusions; 3. Place and residence attachments in Canada's older population; Introduction. Background: return and onward migration among the older populationData and methods; Propensities and patterns; Conclusions; 4. Ageing immigrants and the question of return: new answers to an old dilemma?; Introduction; Empirical testing of both perspectives; Three possible options; Criteria influencing intentions with respect to the place of residence; Health criteria; Concluding remarks; 5. 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. Caribbean conceptual framesSupportive and qualifying trinidadian 'narratives': variety reigns; Return migrants' own 'migration-stories' on later-life; decision making; Family obligations and family love; Flexible strategies: transnational 'va-et-vient': 'coming and going' in later life; Conclusions; 6. 'We belong to the land': British immigrants in Australia contemplating or realising their return 'home' in later life; Introduction; Home(s) and 'that magnet in the beak thing'; 'Two lives in a parallel universe'; 'Family connections definitely play a big part' Personal priorities as older peopleResource and relocation issues; Future strategies; Concluding remarks; 7. 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. Returning to 'roots': Estonian-Australian child migrants visiting the homeland; Introduction; The history; The research; 'Like touching with your roots'; 'A very moving experience'; 'My roots are there' 'It's like I've got two homes'Conclusion; 9. Ageing in the ancestral homeland: ethno-biographical reflections on return migration in later life; Introduction: researching age and migration in the Greek diaspora in Denmark; Portraying Greek-Danish diasporic, emotional and ageing lives; The enigma of homecoming: cultural myth and labyrinth in the homeland; Conclusion: reflections on ageing, home and belonging; 10. 'The past is a foreign country': vulnerability to mental illness among return migrants; Introduction; The mental health of migrant communities.
Responsibility: edited by John Percival.

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