Senior citizenship?

Retirement, migration and welfare in the European Union

Louise Ackers and Peter Dwyer

Senior citizenship?
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Louise Ackers and Peter Dwyer

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

232 pages | © 2002
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781861342645 Published June 2002 For sale in North and South America only
This book charts the development of mobility and welfare rights for those citizens exercising their right to move or return home on retirement under the Free Movement of Persons provisions and explores their experiences of international mobility. It is set within the context of 'Citizenship of the Union'. Senior citizenship? draws on substantial primary research material to: combine detailed analysis of the framework of EU rights shaping social with in-depth qualitative interviews involving retired migrants across six member states (Greece, Portugal, Italy, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ireland);·[vbTab]describe and evaluate an innovative approach to comparative enquiry that combines biographical interviews with legal and qualitative analysis;·[vbTab]highlight the diverse nature of retirement migration encompassing the experiences of returning workers, migrating retirees and post retirement returnees.·[vbTab]Topics are explored thematically in the context of comparative social policy, raising important and topical issues around the future of social citizenship and the implications of the exercise of agency, in an increasingly global and mobile world.

Citizenship, well-being and agency in the European Union
Shades of citizenship: the legal status of retirement migrants
Movements to some purpose?
Health/care, well-being and citizenship
Money matters
Moving and caring
Conclusions: retirement migration: the challenge to social citizenship?

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