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Retirement migration
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
2013 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration / [ed] I. Ness, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Retired persons migrate for several different reasons, even though the migration rate in general is lower for retirees than among younger persons (Bradley & Longino 2009). One common form of retiree migration is the return migration of former labor migrants to their previous home countries or home regions. Another form can be described as family-oriented migration, as retired parents move in order to be close to their children (Warnes 2009). However, in academic discourse, the term retirement migration, or sometimes international retirement migration (IRM), primarily refers to amenity-oriented migration among retired persons from the Western world who move, permanently or temporarily, to new home places in search for an improved quality of life (King et al. 2000; Migration Policy Institute 2006).

Keywords: Central America; globalization; immigration; postcolonialism; social change

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Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-200394DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm452OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-200394DiVA: diva2:623357
Available from: 2013-05-27 Created: 2013-05-27 Last updated: 2013-05-27

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