Nuevos ciudadanos, nuevas maneras de envejecer: los efectos de la inmigración

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This article shows some ways of aging of a group of foreign aging people ways of living in the region of Alt Empordà (Catalonia, Spain). Qualitative methodology was carried out performing in-depth interview and focal groups. Results were analyzed by the constant comparisons method. Five different ways of aging were identified: living age without limitations, living enjoying what system offers to me, living for family continuity, living thinking to go back, and living waiting for the end. First three are identified as corresponding with active aging. And globally, this study clearly point to the need for social policies including the diversity of lifestyles and participation of all people ('autochthonous' and foreign). Keywords: Aging, immigration, active aging, rural context, life styles, qualitative methodology ​
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