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Prospects for later-life migration in urban Europe
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Statistics. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Population Studies (CPS). (Ageing and living conditions, ALC)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1561-4094
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Objectives/Aims:Later life migration among the baby boomer generation will have far-reachingimplications of economic development and for planning strategies to ensure adequatehealth, housing and welfare in the right place at the right time. However, much of thecurrent debate about the future trajectory of this type of human mobility has been basedon speculation. The goal of this research is to gain a better understanding of later lifemigration and the likely future trajectory of the retired baby boomers in Europe.The need for more accurate forecasts of future migration flows has increased withthe relative importance of migration vis-à-vis other components of population dynamics.Although forced international migration has been given considerable research attentionin recent years, also other migration types, in particular later-life migration, becomeincreasingly important. In the coming decade, the large baby boom generation will reachretirement age.Methodology/ Results / Findings / Conclusion:The objective of this report is to focus on the effects of an ageing population interms of urban development and retirement migration. The report discusses the regionalpopulation projections and its social impacts. An analysis on the impacts of urbanizationand differential ageing across regions will be given.Moving beyond the simple assumption of a continuation of current trends, anumber of alternative scenarios are explored to simulate the likely future trajectories ofthe baby boomers. Potential impacts on retirement migration caused by changes inaverage retirement age, altered lifestyle preferences and the large size of the baby boomergeneration are considered.

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2010. , 57 p.
, PLUREL report
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37000OAI: diva2:357033
Available from: 2010-10-15 Created: 2010-10-15 Last updated: 2016-03-04Bibliographically approved

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