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Return migration in later life: International perspectives

John Percival


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. 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 adjustm ... More

Keywords: Motivations, Decision making, Older people, Place attachment, Life course, Family ties, Transnational, Relocation, Later life, Return migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447301226
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447301226.001.0001


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