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Experience of older migrants. Race and class in a different perspective?. Affluent Retirement Migrants. Movement from northern to southern Europe (i.e. to a warmer country) 5.5 million people from the UK live permanently overseas

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Experience of older migrants

Experience of older migrants

Race and class in a different perspective?

Graeme Simpson &

Sue Lawrence 2011


Graeme Simpson &

Sue Lawrence 2011


Affluent retirement migrants
Affluent Retirement Migrants

  • Movement from northern to southern Europe (i.e. to a warmer country)

  • 5.5 million people from the UK live permanently overseas

  • Ex-pat English communities on the Costa del Sol have many “frail elderly”

  • 820,000 UK elders who receive their state pension overseas (they move to be near family)

Graeme Simpson &

Sue Lawrence 2011


Graeme Simpson &

Sue Lawrence 2011


Labour migrants who have reached old age
Labour Migrants who have reached Old Age.

  • 1950s to 1970s migration overseas to find work

  • Low skilled, low paid work

  • Lifetime of disadvantage: poor housing; healthcare & racism

  • Socially excluded and disadvantaged throughout Europe: pioneers who have “aged in place”

Graeme Simpson &

Sue Lawrence 2011


Graeme Simpson &

Sue Lawrence 2011


Return migrants
Return Migrants

  • Labour migrants who want to return home

  • Usually after paid employment has ceased

  • International Social Services can offer advice and assistance

  • www.iss-ssi.org - International Social Service

Graeme Simpson &

Sue Lawrence 2011


Graeme Simpson &

Sue Lawrence 2011


Migration through necessity
Migration through Necessity

  • Many people flee wars and famine, natural disasters or genocide

  • Different cultural groups articulate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in different ways (Lyons et al, 2006)

Graeme Simpson &

Sue Lawrence 2011


Bibliography
Bibliography

  • Lawrence, S. Lyons, K. Simpson, G. & Huegler, N. (2009) Introducing International Social Work. Exeter: learning Matters.

  • Lyons, K, Manion, C, and Carlsen, M. (2006) International Perspectives of Social Work. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Torres, S (2006) Making sense of the construct of successful ageing, in Daatland, S and Biggs, S (eds) Ageing and diversity. Bristol: Policy Press.

  • Warnes, A.M. and Williams, A. (2006) Older Migrants in Europe: Experiences, Exclusion and Constructive Accommodation Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 32 (8) 1257-1281

  • Warnes, T. (2006) ‘Older foreign migrants in Europe: multiple pathways and welfare positions’ in Daatland, S. and Biggs, S. Ageing and Diversity. Bristol: Policy Press.

Graeme Simpson &

Sue Lawrence 2011


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