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Elderly migrants' living conditions and life strategies in Sweden

Research project The project examines through qualitative and quantitative studies the living conditions, life strategies and experiences of ageing among elderly migrants in Sweden, in order to gain more knowledge of social exclusion in relation to migration backgrounds and transnational relations.

Migration and ageing involve great changes in people’s lives. As migration often creates stress in the individual elderly migrants can potentially experience a higher degree of cumulative disadvantages and social exclusion in old age. Our main research questions are therefore: • What are the variations over time and between groups in patterns of social exclusion of elderly migrants? • What are their strategies to counter processes of social exclusion? • How do elderly migrants with different migration histories and social networks experience their living conditions and ageing?

Head of project

Cecilia Gustafsson
Postdoctoral fellow
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Project overview

Project period:

2016-01-01 2021-10-15

Funding

Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-2018: SEK 2,930,000

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR), Department of Geography

Research subject

Human geography