The Research Gap: Globalisation, Migration, and Ageing Society

  • Hoon Han
  • Yong Moon Jung
  • Xueying Xiong


This chapter introduces ageing-related issues that are of paramount significance on the global scale as the world embarks on becoming an ageing society. Population ageing—the increasing proportion of aged people in the population—is challenging many countries worldwide. Specifically, two research questions for the book are proposed: (1) What is the extent of the quality of life and intersectionality of ageing and having a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background in Australia? (2) What are the preferred lifestyle choices and the constraints or opportunities that older people from CALD backgrounds encounter in Australia in later life? This chapter reviews three broad processes of an ageing society, including population ageing, globalisation, and migration, and identifies the research gap in quality of life, housing and location choices, and intergenerational transfer for elderly people from CALD backgrounds. Research methods and survey design are elaborated in this chapter.


Globalisation Migration Ageing society CALD Ethnic minority 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hoon Han
    • 1
  • Yong Moon Jung
    • 2
  • Xueying Xiong
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Built EnvironmentUNSW AustraliaSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Business and Social InnovationUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

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