By Aija Lulle, Russell King
This ebook explores how the genuine stipulations and subjective conceptions of growing older and future health are remodeled whilst humans movement from one nation to a different. targeting growing older woman migrants from Latvia within the united kingdom and different ecu international locations, this booklet is predicated on fifty life-history interviews with girls elderly 40s-60s. Empirical chapters be aware of practical healthiness in migration, inclusive of entry to the commercial citizenship of labor, source of revenue, pensions, and lodging, and on psychosocial health, and explores Latvian women’s reports of intimate citizenship in migration. moreover, the authors’ learn demanding situations the trope of vulnerability which usually surrounds the framing of older migrants’ lives. The study’s findings supply policy-makers insights into the realities of growing older operating migrants and advocates for a extra inclusive transnational citizenship, higher operating stipulations, and ongoing care preparations for older migrants post-retirement, both overseas or again home.
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Sometimes, this can indeed expose their own internalisation of their inferiority and exploited, dependent status, but our evidence in this book tends in the other direction, and is predicated on a more relativist interpretation. Viewed against their poverty-stricken dead-end future in Latvia, work in other, richer European countries offers an escape, some hope for the future, and a measure of empowerment. Put simply, low-wage work in the farms and factories of Lincolnshire, or in cleaning hotels in London or Guernsey, is, for them, high-wage work in the Latvian context.
The first has been to look at gender relations within family-based migration processes, with a special focus on issues such as citizenship, transnational care, and transnational mothering (see, for instance, Ackers 1998; Kraler et al. 2011; Baldassar and Merla 2014). The other track, more relevant to our analysis in this book, has been to examine how the global and European labour market is structured in such a way as to offer specific opportunities for female migrants. Increasingly, it seems, labour market niches are opened up which are crucially reliant on migrant women to fill them (Andall 2000; Anderson 2000; Kofman et al.
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Ageing, Gender, and Labour Migration by Aija Lulle, Russell King