Care of Older People in Migration Contexts: Local and Transnational Arrangements Between Peru and Spain Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2012

start page

  • 129

end page

  • 141


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  • 19

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1072-4745

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-2893


  • Care arrangements for the elderly are becoming a main social process in contemporary societies due to socio-political and lifestyle changes over the last few decades. The family and the State play a basic role in the construction of care systems and in the establishment of strategies to access care resources. In the present context of migration, these resources interact at a transnational level, challenging family and State migratory regimes. These new realities need the recognition of basic international social rights, as the experiences of Peruvians living in a migration context in Spain show.