"Aging and Migration: An Insight into the German-European Context"
Max Planck Research Group “Ageing in a Time of Mobility” Lecture Series 2018
- Date: Jun 19, 2018
- Time: 14:30 - 16:00
- Speaker: Helen Baykara-Krumme (MPI-MMG)
- Helen Baykara-Krumme works at MPI-MMG in the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity in the project ‘Civil Society Organizations and the Challenges of Migration and Diversity: Agents of Change (ZOMiDi)’. Her research focuses on the patterns and factors of change in civil society organizations in response to migration and diversity. Before joining the institute, Helen taught as an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology and in the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Integration and Migration (InZentIM) at the University Duisburg-Essen and at Chemnitz University of Technology. Helen holds a PhD in Sociology from the Free University of Berlin and was a fellow of the International Max Planck Research School LIFE at the MPI for Human Development in Berlin. In 2017, she completed her habilitation at Chemnitz University. Her research interests so far mainly included family change and aging processes in migration and minority contexts, migrant transnationalism, integration and dissimilation processes and methodological issues in migration research.
- Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
- Room: Conference Room
For more details please contact menster(at)mmg.mpg.de.
The topic of elderly migrants has gained further attention in Germany and other European countries. Given the increase in numbers and proportions of elderly migrants and the various patterns of mobility that can be observed, attempts are being made to provide data and information as well as new conceptual approaches. This presentation focuses on the debates and developments surrounding the topic of aging and migration in Germany. It discusses the emergence of the topic as a relevant scientific research and policy field, as well as existing – and lacking – data on the highly heterogeneous population of elderly migrants, their life situations and transnational family and mobility patterns.