Migration and Aging
Human migration refers to the movement by people from one place to another with the intention of settling temporarily or permanently in the new location. Migration can refer to movement from one country to another or to movement within the same country, such as rural farmers moving to cities to permanently settle in urban areas. This entry, however, focuses on international migration, which almost always involves cultural transition.
International Migration and Cross-Cultural Adjustment of Older Immigrants
Globally, international migration has been steadily increasing. According to the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (www.unpopulation.org), the number of international migrants worldwide reached 232 million in 2013, an increase from 175 million in 2000 and 154 million in 1990. A growing concentration of international migrants is found in developed regions. In 2013,...
KeywordsInternational Migration Adult Child Aged Care Successful Aging Filial Piety
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