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Les immigrés au seuil du grand âge : analyse des parcours de vieillissement et de fin de vie dans les territoires de vie des migrants

Abstract : In France, getting old as an immigrant became a condition shared by a growing number of people. In 2015, about 1.5million of immigrants are 60years old or more. In France, the constant increase in the number of elderly immigrants represents a social and political issue, a fact confirmed by the recent works of the national assembly as well as by the development of scientific research. Nonetheless, the diversity of studies dealing with different territories inhabited by elderly immigrants remains limited. Consequently, this thesis (structured around several scientific articles) aims at proposing a representation of the “migrating elderly”, articulating a territorial and gerontological approach. Two different territories were taken into consideration: Angers andCholet (Maine-et-Loire), and Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis).This selection provided the opportunity to analyse the aging conditions of migrating population which evolve according to different spatial contexts. In this study, we considered territorial data, medico-social accounts, as well as the work of associations and political interventions to elderly immigrants.In addition, biographical facts and stories from as ample of elderly migrants in Maine-et-Loire were analysed to highlight the political and social issues that structure the aging conditions of immigrants.The result of this work proves that it is still essentia lto take into account the heterogeneity of these populations. It also underlines the importance of understanding their needs in terms of their own life journeys (and the end of it) which is inextricable of the territory they occupy.
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Aurélien Martineau. Les immigrés au seuil du grand âge : analyse des parcours de vieillissement et de fin de vie dans les territoires de vie des migrants. Géographie. Université d'Angers, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018ANGE0052⟩. ⟨tel-02333589⟩

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