Should I stay or should I go? The return migration of retired migrants from Spain

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When: 24/11/14 (15:00-17:00)                    Where: 427, Muirhead Tower,

Jordi Giner Monfort, Universitat de Valencia, Spain

Synopsis

Since the early 20th century, social researchers interested in migration have looked at return movements: from the USA to Poland, Ireland, Italy or the Caribbean islands; from Australia to the United Kingdom, and so on. Nonetheless, return migration has been underestimated for the privileged lifestyle migrants, who move to a new, sunny country where they, supposedly, finish their days. This seminar will focus on return migration from Spain to the UK using statistical data from Spanish Statistical Institute (INE) and a survey designed to understand the opinions and expectations of retired lifestyle migrants. This is a big issue, not only for Spain, where there are almost 400,000 British citizens registered, but also for the UK which has to deal with the health, care and financial needs of older returnees.

To book your place, please contact Ann Bolstridge, a.bolstridge@bham.ac.uk.

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