Health, Ageing Migrants and Care Strategies

Health, Culture and Society

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Title Health, Ageing Migrants and Care Strategies
Creator Bäckström, B.
Subject sociology of health; sociology of migrations; elderly migrants and health
elderly; immigrants; health; active ageing; socio-economic groups; Cape Verdeans
Description This article is the result of a study that seeks to understand the relationship between socio-economic conditions, health and active ageing. We identified the activities related to active ageing in relation to health, the strategies used in active ageing and their determinants. We chose a qualitative methodology using semi-structured interviews and data processing that consisted of thematic content analysis in interviews. We carried out this analysis in two socio-economic groups of elderly Cape Verdean men and women in both groups making up a total of 22 cases. The socio-economic group interferes directly in the affairs of active ageing rather than health issues. In the higher socio-economic group, status determines active ageing rather than health issues. It is evident that in the group with lower socio-economic conditions, the latter act in parallel with health conditions and both determine activities developed by older people.
Publisher University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Date 2015-12-17
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source Health, Culture and Society; Vol 8, No 2 (2015): Horizons of Health; 75-86
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2015 Health, Culture and Society

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