Transnational Ageing among Older Migrants and Natives: A Strategy to Overcome Vulnerability
Professorship Grant, Swiss National Science Foundation, PP00P1_179077 / 1
This project will develop a better understanding of transnational practices to overcome vulnerability in old age by doing an innovative comparison between older international migrants, internal migrants and natives. The aims are to provide a comprehensive overview of the processes through which some overcome vulnerabilities and others do not by studying the forms of transnationalism developed to face age-related hardships.
TransAge is triggered by 3 limitations in research.
TransAge will be groundbreaking by applying a transnational lens to international migrants, internal migrants and people who have not experienced migration. The project will employ mixed-methods to study older natives and migrants in Switzerland, and older immobile natives and internal migrants in Italy. An innovative multi-sited quantitative survey of forms of transnationalism will be implemented. Additionally, ethnographic research will be conducted in the two countries. TransAge will provide a paradigm change in the study of older natives and migrants applicable to other countries and populations. The outcomes will advance the state-of-the-art in research on ageing and international migration by bridging these strands of scholarship, contribute to social policies, and to the well-being of older adults.