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Transnational Ageing, Care Needs and the Welfare State.
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Sciences.
2013 (English)In: Transnational Social Review – a Social Work Journal, Special Issue 2013 on Transnational Aging, ISSN 2193-1674, Vol. 13, no 1, 83-99 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this article is to discuss the role of the Swedish welfare state in transnational migration contexts involving older people in need of care. A pilot study about experiences and perspectives among care managers in the state elderly care sector forms the empirical point of departure. Late-in-life-immigrants come into focus here, which is an empirical result of the care managers´ perspectives. The article shows concrete examples of how care needs may be met through a combination of public elderly care, efforts by members of informal networks, and by the older people themselves travelling back and forth across national borders. An important finding is that care managers may have a comprehensive but tacit knowledge of the transnational mobility of this category of older care users. Their awareness of their own role in the transnational contexts seems to remain quite limited. Late-in-life immigrants to Sweden who are involved in transmigration processes are obviously dependent on the care managers’ professional autonomy and ability to take advantage of the legislation´s scope for individual assessments and special solutions.

 

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2013. Vol. 13, no 1, 83-99 p.
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Social work, welfare administrator, care manager, late-in-life-immigrants, older transmigrants, caregiver
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-2127OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-2127DiVA: diva2:618435
Available from: 2013-04-28 Created: 2013-04-28 Last updated: 2013-04-29Bibliographically approved

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