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Alistair Hunter (2017): 
Retirement Home? Ageing migrant workers in France and the question of return.
Springer: IMISCOE Research Studies.

The book offers new insights into the ageing-migration nexus and the nature of home. Documenting the hidden world of France’s migrant worker hostels, it explores why older North and West African men continue to live past retirement age in this sub-standard housing. Conventional wisdom holds that at retirement labour migrants ought to instead return to their families in home countries, where their French pensions would have far greater purchasing power.

This paradox is the point of departure for a book which transports readers from the banlieues of Paris to the banks of the Senegal River and  the villages of the Anti-Atlas. In intimate ethnographic detail, the author brings to life the experiences of these older labour migrants by sharing in the life of the hostels as a resident, by observing at close quarters the men's family life on the other side of the Mediterranean as a guest in their homes, and even by accompanying them in their travels by bus, sea, and air. 

The monograph evaluates several theories of migration against rich qualitative data gathered from multiple methods: biographical narrative and semi-structured interviews, participant observation, and archival Research.


nccr - on the move
National Center of Competence in Research - The Migration-Mobility Nexus

Plateforme interactive en trois langues (anglais, français, allemand) avec une multitude d'informations sur le thème de la Migration.


Musée nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration Paris, mars 2017:
La recherche sur les migrations et l’immigration
Un état des lieux


Katie Walsh and Lena Näre (Ed.) (2016):
Transnational Migration and Home in Older Age.


Mohamed El Moubaraki et Emile-Henri Riard (2016):
Etat socio-sanitaire des personnes âgées.


Comparaisons et analyses des systèmes de santé
Au travers des comparaisons et analyses, la Suisse identifie forces, faiblesses et défis de son système de santé. La Suisse s'engage dans diverses institutions internationales dont la tâche consiste à faciliter ces comparaisons entre systèmes.

> Edude: Policies on Ageing and Health, A selection of innovative models, Dr. Mathias Bernhard Bonk (EN) (PDF, 8 MB, 21.12.2016)






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