Return Migration among Elderly, Chronically Ill Bosnian Refugees: Does Health Matter?

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Return Migration among Elderly, Chronically Ill Bosnian Refugees : Does Health Matter? / Handlos, Line Neerup; Olwig, Karen Fog; Bygbjerg, Ib Christian; Kristiansen, Maria; Nørredam, Marie Louise.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 12, No. 10, 12.10.2015, p. 12643-12661.

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Harvard

Handlos, LN, Olwig, KF, Bygbjerg, IC, Kristiansen, M & Nørredam, ML 2015, 'Return Migration among Elderly, Chronically Ill Bosnian Refugees: Does Health Matter?', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 12643-12661.

APA

Handlos, L. N., Olwig, K. F., Bygbjerg, I. C., Kristiansen, M., & Nørredam, M. L. (2015). Return Migration among Elderly, Chronically Ill Bosnian Refugees: Does Health Matter? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(10), 12643-12661.

Vancouver

Handlos LN, Olwig KF, Bygbjerg IC, Kristiansen M, Nørredam ML. Return Migration among Elderly, Chronically Ill Bosnian Refugees: Does Health Matter? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015 Oct 12;12(10):12643-12661.

Author

Handlos, Line Neerup ; Olwig, Karen Fog ; Bygbjerg, Ib Christian ; Kristiansen, Maria ; Nørredam, Marie Louise. / Return Migration among Elderly, Chronically Ill Bosnian Refugees : Does Health Matter?. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015 ; Vol. 12, No. 10. pp. 12643-12661.

Bibtex

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abstract = "Elderly migrants constitute a considerable share of global return migration; nevertheless, literature on the health aspects of the return migration among these migrants is still scarce. This study explores the significance of return migration among elderly, chronically ill Bosnian refugees from Denmark and the role of health issues in their decision to return. It is based on semi-structured interviews with 33 elderly, chronically ill Bosnian refugees who have moved back to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and 10 elderly, chronically ill Bosnian refugees who have remained in Denmark. The interviews show that physical health, in the sense of the absence of illness and easy access to necessary health-care services and medicines, was not highly prioritized when the decision was made whether or not to return. However, if health is regarded more broadly as involving more than mere physical health and the absence of illness, health did matter. Viewed as physical, social and mental well-being in line with WHO’s definition of health, health was indeed one of the most important factors when the decision to return was made.",
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