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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Growing older in Malta: Experiences of British retirees
Author(s): Innes, Anthea
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Keywords: retirement migration
older people
Retirees Great Britain
British Malta
Great Britain Emigration and immigration
Malta Emigration and immigration
Issue Date: 2008
Date Deposited: 12-May-2009
Citation: Innes A (2008) Growing older in Malta: Experiences of British retirees. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, 3 (2), pp. 7-42.;
Abstract: International retirement migration (IRM) is attracting increasing research interest. This article reports findings from an exploratory case study of 16 older people who have moved from the UK to grow older in Malta. Data was collected using in-depth interviews drawing on a life history approach. This article builds on previous research in the IRM field by providing detailed examples of the push and pull factors influencing the decision to move to Malta and the reported positive experiences of living in Malta. The article also discusses negative impressions of life in Malta, an issue that has not been previously documented in relation to Malta. Future difficulties that the immigrants may encounter are also considered. This article contributes to the growing body of knowledge concerning the experience of IRM.
DOI Link: 10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.08327
Rights: Published in the International Journal of Ageing and Later Life by Linkoping University Electronic Press. Open Access Journal, see:
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