Demographic and Social Dimensions of Migrant Ageing and Wellbeing in Australia

  • Taksa, Lucy (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Guo, Fei (Chief Investigator)
  • Cheng, Zhiming (Chief Investigator)
  • Tani, Massimiliano (Chief Investigator)
  • Liu, Lihua (Partner Investigator)
  • Zimmermann, Klaus (Partner Investigator)

Project: Other

Description

Research shows that some migrant groups suffer higher mortality and morbidity in older age, despite having better health than non-migrants upon arrival in the host country. This interdisciplinary project examines the deterioration of health and well being in migrant communities in Australia over time. By consolidating and analysing a wide range of quantitative data and conducting qualitative fieldwork among ten migrant groups in Australia, the project aims to produce new estimates of healthy life expectancy and investigate how social capital sustains health throughout the ageing process. The results can inform public policies for positive health outcomes and better allocation of resources and services for migrants.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date6/07/195/07/22