About Bordering Aging, Bordering Care
Bordering Aging, Bordering Care is a comparative examination of welfare state policies that control and “border” aging immigrants who seek to join families living in Canada and Europe
This research will help to fill a significant gap in feminist theories and analyses of global care and offer timely information to policy debates.
Our approach is to create detailed case studies that allow for comparisons across jurisdictions in Canada (Ontario and Quebec), Belgium (Flanders and Brussels) and Norway. Looking for promising policy alternatives, we aim to identify welfare state approaches that offer a higher level of care security to immigrant families.
- To investigate and compare the regulatory frameworks affecting older migrants and their families (including border controls, immigration and social welfare programs)
- To further develop theoretical frameworks of global care arrangements in light of welfare state policies, aging populations and bordering practices
- To provide evidence for the development of policies and programs that foster immigrant families’ care security in light of population aging
The Research Team