Intergenerational Transfer and Transnational Migration Decisions in Later Life

  • Hoon Han
  • Yong Moon Jung
  • Xueying Xiong


This chapter extends the recent issues relating to older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to intergenerational transfer between parents and children. This begins with a discussion of intergenerational exchange within families with a Chinese background and explores the relationship between intergenerational exchange and their decision to immigrate to Australia in later life. The results reveal that among Chinese immigration families in Australia, the intergenerational transfer is in a downward flow direction. When aged parents are more proactive in providing support to the family, they are more likely to immigrate to Australia with their adult children.


Intergenerational transfer pattern Transnational migration 


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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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