Subscribe to our Newsletter and get informed about new publication regulary and special discounts for subscribers!

ILSHS > ILSHS Volume 17 > Socioeconomic and Health Condition of Elderly...
< Back to Volume

Socioeconomic and Health Condition of Elderly Migrants in Monterrey City, Mexico

Full Text PDF


Present paper attempts to analyze the socioeconomic condition of elderly migrants and their impact on health status. About 156 Mexican elderly migrants were interviewed in Monterrey Metropolitan Region during 2010-12. The study found that, majority of elderly migrates in search of a better economic opportunity in urban areas. Once they arrive to city, they absorb in informal economic sectors. Our results indicate that most of the elderly do not have any job contract as well as they also earns very less compared to younger migrants. Most of the time employers ask them to work more hours without extra salary, which has adverse effect on their health. Elderly migrants were reported numerous health problem, whereas many of them were suffering from high risk diseases such as heart problem, obesity, high & low blood pressure, asthma among others. Present study concluded that socioeconomic difference has great impact on health status of the older population.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 17)
A. K. Acharya, "Socioeconomic and Health Condition of Elderly Migrants in Monterrey City, Mexico", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 17, pp. 27-41, 2014
Online since:
November 2013

Capron, Guénola and Arellano, Salomón González. (2010). Movilidad residencial de los adultos mayores y trayectorias de vida familiares en la Zona Metropolitana de Valle de México,. Alteridades 20 (39), México.

Cohen Deborah A., Thomas A. Farley, Karen Mason, Why Is Poverty Unhealthy? Social and Physical Mediators,. Source Social Science & Medicine 57 (2003).

Cutler, David M, Lleras-Muney, Adriana and Vogl, Tom. (2008).

ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean). (2003). Regional strategy for the implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean of the Madrid international plan of action on ageing, Santiago, Chile, 19-21 November.

Evans Gary W., Elyse Katrowitz E. (2002). Socioeconomic Status and Health: the Potential Role of Environmental Risk Exposure,. Annual Review of Public Health 23 (2002).

Herd Pamela, Brian Goesling, James S. House., Socioeconomic Position and Health: The Differential Effects of Education versus Income on the Onset versus Progression of Health Problems,. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 48 (2007).

INEGI (Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Geografía) (2012). Estadísticas a Propósito del día del Niño, datos nacionales, Aguascalientes, Abril.

Kanaiaupuni Shawn (2000). Leaving Parents Behind: Migration and Elderly Living Arrangements in Mexico, CDE Working Paper, No. 99-16, Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lantz Paula M., James S. House, James M. Lepkowski, David R. Williams, Richard P. Mero, Jieming Chen. (1998).

Longino C. F. (1992). The forest and the tress: Micro level considerations in the study of geographic mobility in old age,. In Elderly Migration and Population Redistribution, ed. A Rogers, 23-24, London, England, Belhaven Press.

Mirowsky John, Catherine E. Ross, Education and Self-Rated Health: Cumulative Advantage and Its Rising Importance,. Research on Aging 30 (2008).

Northcott H. C. (1988). Changing residence: The geographic mobility of elderly Canadians, Toronto, Ontario, Butterworths.

Partida-Bush Virgilio (2005).

Rhoda, Richard and Burton, Tony. (2010). Geo-Mexico: the geography and dynamics of modern Mexico, Frostburg State University, MD.

Rogers, A, ed. (1992). Elderly migrants and population redistribution. London, England: Belhaven Press.

United Nations. (2011a). World Population Prospects: the 2010 Revision. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, New York, USA.

United Nations. (2011b). World Population Ageing-Profiles of Ageing 2011. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, CD-ROM Edition, New York, USA.

Valerio, Christy. (1997). Elderly Americans: Where They Choose to Retire. Garland Publication.

Weber Bruce, Alexander Marre, Monica Fisher, Robert Gibbs, John Cromartie, Education's Effect on Poverty: The Role of Migration,. Review of Agricultural Economics 3 (29) (2007).

Wiseman R. F. (1980). Spatial aspects of Aging,. Association of American Geographers Resources. Paper for College Geography, No. 78-4, Washington, DC. Association of American Geographers.

Wong, Rebeca, Espinoza, Mónica, Palloni, Alberto. (2007). Adultos mayores mexicanos en contexto socioeconómico amplio: salud y envejecimiento,. Salud Pública de México, 49 (4), Cuernavaca.

Zimmer Zachary, James S. House., International Journal of Epidemiology 32 (2003) 1089-1097 ( Received 06 November 2013; accepted 11 November 2013 ).

Show More Hide
Cited By:
This article has no citations.