Population ageing and the globalisation of international migration are challenging the research agendas of social scientists around the world, and posing numerous challenges for policy makers and practitioners whose goal is to formulate and design high-quality and user-friendly policies and services. Both of these phenomena have brought, for example, attention to the fact that more and more people around the world are ageing in countries other than those where they were born. The fact that elderly care sectors around the world need to recruit staff if they are to handle the growing number of older people that will need their services is also something that has been discussed when population ageing and the globalisation of international migration have been debated. The elderly care sector’s reliance on people with migrant backgrounds has namely increased as a result of these phenomena.

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. The chapters in this volume are written by established researchers in the field of ageing and migration around the world. 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.

The expert contributions in this volume address the array of issues associated with the study of ageing, old age and elderly care in contexts of migration.

chapter |12 pages

A migration lens on inquiries into ageing, old age and elderly care

Carving a space while assessing the state of affairs
BySandra Torres, Ute Karl

part 1|68 pages

Elderly care regimes and migration regimes

chapter 1|12 pages

At the intersection between an elderly care regime and a migration regime

The Swedish case as an example
BySandra Torres

chapter 2|12 pages

The elderly care regime and migration regime after the EU accession

The case of Poland
ByJolanta Perek-Białas, Krystyna Slany

chapter 3|17 pages

Elderly migrants in Luxembourg

Diversity and inequality
ByPaul Zahlen

chapter 4|11 pages

UK's elderly care and migration regimes

ByAnya Ahmed

chapter 5|14 pages

Troublesome movements

Migration and ageing regimes in Germany
ByHans-Joachim von Kondratowitz

part 2|64 pages

Ageing in the context of migration

chapter 6|13 pages

Older migrants' ageing and dying

An intergenerational perspective
ByClaudine Attias-Donfut

chapter 7|12 pages

Is there a way back?

A state-of-the-art review of the literature on retirement return migration
ByRuxandra Oana Ciobanu, Anne Carolina Ramos

chapter 8|11 pages

Expectations of care and support in old age by Bangladeshi and Pakistani elders

ByChristina Victor, Maria Zubair

chapter 9|14 pages

Migrants' post-retirement practices

A migratory life-course approach to the study of work
ByUte Karl, Anne Carolina Ramos

chapter 10|12 pages

Yearning to be free

The American dreams and ageing realities of older migrants from the USSR
ByAllen Glicksman

part 3|53 pages

Elderly care in the context of migration

chapter 11|12 pages

Migrant homecare workers in elder care

The state of the art
ByEsther Iecovich

chapter 12|13 pages

The employment of migrant workers in Italy's elder care

Opportunities and challenges
ByFrancesco Barbabella, Mirko Di Rosa, Maria Gabriella Melchiorre, Giovanni Lamura

chapter 13|15 pages

More diversity, better quality of care

Constructions of professional identity and work culture among migrant care workers in Denmark
ByTine Rostgaard

chapter 14|11 pages

The perceived differences in the recognition of migrant care workers' credentials in Germany

ByJohanna Krawietz, Stefanie Visel