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Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Social work & social policy
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/29175
Older migrants in Luxembourg – care preferences for old age between family and professional services
English
Karl, Ute mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Ramos, Anne Carolina mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Kühn, Boris []
2017
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Taylor and Francis
43
2
Ageing as a Migrant: Vulnerabilities, Agency and Policy Implications
270-286
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
1369-183X
1469-9451
[en] Ageing ; Migration Studies ; Care
[en] Based on biographic and qualitative network interviews with first- generation migrants from Portugal, Italy, and Germany, aged now 65 years and older, we reconstruct their preferences for later dependency on long-term care in old age (‘hands-on’ care). We regard the interviewees’ assessment of their situation as ways of achieving agency by taking into consideration the formal and informal options for care. Our results show that older adults’ care preferences are influenced by aspects associated with old age that are not specific for older migrants, and at the same time, by aspects that are strongly connected to the fact of being a migrant such as language, culture, and transnational orientation. We find a clear preference for paid care work. Challenges or even barriers in regards to care homes are related to language and culture, which lead to an anticipation of marginalisation and social isolation inside these institutions. Furthermore, it becomes evident that the different contexts of migration strongly correspond with class- specific social positioning.
University of Luxembourg - UL
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/29175
10.1080/1369183X.2016.1238909
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2016.1238909

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