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Lifestyle Migration

The concept of lifestyle migration describes the movement of relatively affluent individuals to places that offer, either in the imagination or materially, the possibility for self-realization and the pursuit of a better quality of life. This short dossier looks at different forms of lifestyle migration, the wider factors that shape it, and some of its longer-term impacts.

   
Apartmenthäuser entstehen auf der spanischen Baleareninsel Mallorca. Ein Hinweisschild informiert dazu auf Spanisch, Englisch und Deutsch.

Karen O'Reilly

What Is Lifestyle Migration?

The concept of lifestyle migration describes the movement of relatively affluent individuals to places that offer, either in the imagination or materially, the possibility for self-realization and the pursuit of a better quality of life. This short dossier looks at different forms of lifestyle migration, the wider factors that shape it, and some of its longer-term impacts. Weiter...

Yachthafen von Puerto Banus, Andalusien, Spanien

Karen O'Reilly

British in Spain: the Archetypal Lifestyle Migrant

The term lifestyle migration refers to the (cross-border) movement of relatively affluent people to places where they hope to find "the good life". These migrants are able to put quality of life reasons ahead of other considerations such as work or safety. Weiter...

Landgut auf Mallorca

Karen O'Reilly

Realizing a New Style of Life: "You Can Be Who You Want to Be"

The term lifestyle migration refers to the mobility of relatively affluent people who search for "the good life" and therefore move to places which offer them the possibility for self-realization or a better quality of life. Their migration is driven by this quest and not by other reasons such as career advancement or family reunification. Weiter...

Touristen am Strand bei Marbella, Spanien.

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Outcomes of Lifestyle Migration

The term lifestyle migration is used to describe the movement of relatively affluent people to places that offer them the possibility of self-realization or a better quality of life. Such migrations became a modern mass phenomenon in the 1990s with the migration of many British - and later other Europeans - to Spain's coastal areas. Weiter...

Ein kleines Bauerndorf in den Corniche des Cevennes, Frankreich, Languedoc-Roussillon

Lifestyle Migration

Conclusion

Lifestyle migration is the movement of the relatively affluent, in search of quality of life. The movement may be permanent, temporary, full or part-time, or a fluid combination of these. Nevertheless, this contemporary form of mobility holds a sense of permanence; lifestyle migrants often speak of establishing a new home, new attachments, and a new life, even while retaining a strong sense of their "roots". Weiter...

 

Kurzdossiers

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Kurzdossiers und Länderprofile focus migration abonnieren

Hier können Sie Kurzdossiers und Länderprofile von focus migration abonnieren. Weiter... 

Infografiken

Zahlen zu Asyl in Deutschland

Wie viele Anträge auf Asyl werden in Deutschland gestellt? Wer sind die Antragsteller und woher stammen sie? Und wie viele Anträge sind erfolgreich? Wir stellen die wichtigsten Zahlen zum Thema Asyl und Flüchtlinge monatlich aktualisiert in einfachen Infografiken dar. Weiter...