Mobility & Politics

Ageing, Gender, and Labour Migration

Authors: Lulle, Aija, King, Russell

  • Provides detailed case studies based on fifty life-history interviews with female migrants aged 40s-60s from Latvia, the United Kingdom, and other European countries
  • Challenges the trope of vulnerability which generally surrounds the framing of older migrants’ lives
  • Offers policy-makers insights into the realities of ageing working migrants and the need for better working conditions, ongoing care arrangements post-retirement, and revised pension policy
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This book explores how the real conditions and subjective conceptions of ageing and well-being are transformed when people move from one country to another. Focusing on ageing female migrants from Latvia in the UK and other European countries, this book is based on fifty life-history interviews with women aged 40s-60s. Empirical chapters concentrate on functional well-being in migration, which includes access to the economic citizenship of work, income, pensions, and accommodation, and on psychosocial well-being, and explores Latvian women’s experiences of intimate citizenship in migration. In addition, the authors’ research challenges the trope of vulnerability which generally surrounds the framing of older migrants’ lives. The study’s findings offer policy-makers insights into the realities of ageing working migrants and advocates for a more inclusive transnational citizenship, better working conditions, and ongoing care arrangements for older migrants post-retirement, either abroad or back home.

About the authors

Aija Lulle is Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, and University of Eastern Finland. She also was founding director of the Centre for Diaspora and Migration Research, University of Latvia. 
Russell King is Professor of Geography at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, and Visiting Professor of Migration Studies at Malmo University, Sweden. He is founding director of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research and author of many books and papers on migration-related themes.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Ageing Migrants: A New Research Challenge

    Lulle, Aija (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

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  • Ageing, Gender, and Migration: Theorising Entwined Becomings

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    Pages 27-50

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  • Functional Well-Being and Economic Citizenship

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    Pages 51-77

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  • Psychosocial Well-Being, Erotic Agency, and Intimate Citizenship

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    Pages 79-103

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  • Conclusions, Discussion, and Policy Implications

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    Pages 105-133

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eBook 44,02 €
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Hardcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55614-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ageing, Gender, and Labour Migration
Authors
Series Title
Mobility & Politics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55615-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55615-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55614-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 139
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