Article: Multilocal Retiree Migrants: Motivations and Strategies of German Senior Citizens in Spain Between Individuality and Collectivity

Itinera1SeiteAn increasing number of German senior citizens have a second residence in Spain. This paper explores the underlying motivations and strategies based on field research in Andalusia, semi-structured interviews and the content analysis of local German-language newspapers. German senior citizens are motivated to pursue multilocal lives in order to compensate for the perceived deficits of each location. Besides climatic reasons, this includes the existence of a collective which shares a similar age, leisure interests, economic status and an image of successful aging. The ability to move from one home to another is seen as a personal choice and fulfillment which depends, however, on the links to the local German community in Spain.

Abstract of the chapter of :

Melanie Hühn. Multilokale Ruhesitzwanderer: Motivationen und Strategien deutscher Senioren in Spanien im Spannungsverhältnis von Individualität und Kollektivität [Multilocal Retiree Migrants: Motivations and Strategies of German Senior Citizens in Spain Between Individuality and Collectivity]

in:

Duchêne-Lacroix, Cédric, and Pascal Mäder, eds. Hier und Dort: Ressourcen und Verwundbarkeiten in multilokalen Lebenswelten. 34 Itinera. Basel: Société Suisse d’histoire, 2013.

Schwabe Verlag: http://www.schwabe.ch/schwabe-verlag/buecher/buchdetails/itinera/hier-und-dort-ressourcen-und-verwundbarkeiten-in-multilokalen-lebenswelten-ici-et-la-ressources-et-vulnerabilites-dans-la-vie-multilocale-5211/?tt_products[begin_at]=16&cHash=0fab3a64d086b74f6c8ab5f911166021

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