Reference : Care preferences in the context of migration: nursing home, mobile assistance or family?
Scientific congresses, symposiums and conference proceedings : Unpublished conference
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Multidisciplinary, general & others
Migration and Inclusive Societies
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/40174
Care preferences in the context of migration: nursing home, mobile assistance or family?
English
Albert, Isabelle mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Barros, Stephanie [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)]
Coimbra, Susana [University of Porto]
24-May-2019
Yes
No
International
IAGG-ER 2019
from 23-05-2019 to 25-05-2019
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics – European Region
Gothenburg
Sweden
[en] care ; Portuguese ; immigrants ; Luxembourg ; expectations ; preferences
[en] Theoretical background: Cultures differ in how they arrange old age care and intergenerational co-residence patterns. Whereas Southern European countries rely more on family support, in Western/Northern European countries state provision is higher with a clear preference for paid care work. When families migrate from a more collectivist, family-oriented to a more individualist cultural context, the question arises in how far traditional care patterns from the country of origin are retained or adapted to the host cultural context.
Objectives: The aims of our study were to examine 1) if different care preferences can be found between three subsamples - from independently-oriented vs. more family oriented contexts as well as migrants from one to the other, and 2) in how far differences can be explained by relationship indicators, value orientations and sociodemographic variables.
Methods: Drawing on data from the FNR-funded IRMA study, we compared three subgroups of N = 359 adults between the ages of 46 and 80 - Luxembourgers and Portuguese as well as Portuguese immigrants living in Luxembourg.
Results/Discussion: Controlling for socio-demographic variables, our results showed differences in care preferences as well as in how these could be explained by further variables. Most Luxembourgers preferred to be cared for at home with a mobile service; this preference was followed by institutional care and only few preferred to live with their adult children. In contrast, institutional care was rarely chosen as a preference by Portuguese living in Luxembourg and in Portugal where care provision from children was preferred more often. Whereas relationship quality, expectations of adult children and current support exchange were high for participants who preferred care by adult children in all three subsamples, differences were found with regard to family orientation which was more important for care preferences of participants living in Luxembourg than Portugal. Results are discussed in a theoretical framework of intergenerational relations in light of migration and ageing.
Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) > Institute for Research on Generations and Family
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/40174
FnR ; FNR4009630 > Isabelle Astrid Albert > IRMA > Intergenerational Relations in the Light of Migration and Ageing > 01/09/2013 > 31/08/2016 > 2012

There is no file associated with this reference.

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBilu are protected by a user license.