Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging

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Aging Migrants

  • Albert SabaterEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_625-2



The term “aging migrants” usually refers to individuals who are foreign-born and are growing old in a country of destination other than that of his or her country of birth so that the country of destination has become his or her country of residence. In most cases, aging migrants are not foreign nationals as they may have lived in the country of destination for decades. In some cases, aging migrants are not international migrants and are represented by internal migrants who move within a country seasonally or away from informal care by family members and others to institutional care in different states or regions. Although definitions vary by countries and studies, migrants aged 50 or older are commonly considered as “aging migrants,” either because many retirement migrants occur well before the conventional delimiter (65 years) or because many...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of St Andrews, School of Geography and Sustainable Development & ESRC Centre for Population ChangeSt AndrewsUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Danan Gu
    • 1
  1. 1.Population Division, Department of Economic and Social AffairsUnited NationsNew YorkUSA