Retirement Migration from the U.S. to Latin American Colonial Cities

  • Philip D. Sloane
  • Sheryl Zimmerman
  • Johanna Silbersack

Part of the International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Philip D. Sloane, Johanna Silbersack
    Pages 1-18
  3. Johanna Silbersack, Philip D. Sloane, Karla Jimenez-Magdaleno
    Pages 19-39
  4. Lea Efird, Philip D. Sloane, Johanna Silbersack, Sheryl Zimmerman
    Pages 67-90
  5. Philip D. Sloane, Sheryl Zimmerman, Johanna Silbersack
    Pages 143-153
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 155-206

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of a growing phenomenon in migration: retired Americans moving to Latin America. Through in-depth profiles of two of the most popular destinations – Cuenca, Ecuador and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the book provides a unique commentary on the social forces shaping this new diaspora and its impact on the settings to which retirees relocate.  Sections of the book address the lives and activities of retirees themselves; their impact on real estate, business development, and gentrification within historic cities; the availability and access to medical and long-term care services; and the role of governmental policies in attracting immigrant retirees and shaping their societal impact.  Concluding sections provide guidance for potential retirees and for cities and countries interested in attracting these new immigrants while minimizing adverse impact on local culture and quality of life. Carefully researched and extensively illustrated with photographs, maps, figures, and tables, the book serves as an important new resource for scientists and policy makers, as well as for baby boomers who have retired abroad or are considering doing so.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Philip D. Sloane
    • 1
  • Sheryl Zimmerman
    • 2
  • Johanna Silbersack
    • 3
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33542-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33543-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-5841
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-585X
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