Transnational Social Relationships of International Retirement Migrants in Morocco: A Typology

Claudio Bolzman, Tineke Fokkema*, Danique van Dalen

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Claudio Bolzman, Tineke Fokkema and Danique van Dalen explore the social relationships of Swiss, Dutch and Belgian international retirement migrants (IRMs) in Morocco-specifically, who they have contact with and the nature of the interactions (e.g., egalitarian/hierarchical, trustful/mistrustful, unidimensional/multidimensional). Their analysis of 18 biographical interviews shows that retirees who emigrated for similar reasons tend to have similar relationships. Based on this finding, they developed a typology structured by the migration motives and the corresponding relationship structures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRetirement Migration to the Global South
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Inequalities and Entanglements
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9789811669996
ISBN (Print)9789811669989
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes

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