Aging Across Borders: Older Peruvians transnational family ties and practices

Studies in the field of transnational families have emphasized the complexities and consequences of older peoples’ situations in spatially-ruptured family arrangements. However, empirical evidence of the prevalence and structuring features of older peoples’ family related transnational activities remains scarce. Similarly, little is known about the relationship between age and/or specific stages in the life-course and the type and scope of older family members’ transnational engagement. Also scarcely researched is the association between different migration regimes and transnational family arrangements. This project aims to narrow this research gap through the study of older Peruvians’ transnational family ties and practices. It does so in the form of five essays which are framed by the overall research question of how, why and to what extent do older Peruvians engage in transnational family ties and practices.

Funding: German Research Association (DFG) in the context of the Research Training Group “Transnational Social Support”



Horn, V. (in preparation). Aging across Borders: Older Peruvians’ Transnational Family Ties and Practices. London/New York: Anthem Press.

Horn, V. (in preparation). Feminización de la migración peruana y cuidado familiar transnacional: Perspectivas desde la vejéz. In M.L. González Marin (Ed.), Migración y precariedad femenina en America Latina. Propuestas de la política económica. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Gobierno del Estado de Guanajuato, México.

Horn, V. 2017. Situating Transnational Activities: Peruvian Migrants’ Family Visits in a Comparative Perspective. Transnational Social Review, 7, 1, 90-106. doi: 10.1080/21931674.2016.1261585

Horn, V. 2017. Migrants’ family visits and the life course: Interrelationships between age, capacity and desire. Global Networks, 17, 4, 518-536. doi: 10.111/glob.12154

Horn, V. 2017. Cross-border Mobility and Long-distance Communication as Modes of Care Circulation: Insights from the Peruvian ‘Zero Generation’. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43, 2, 303-320. doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2016.1238911

Horn, V. 2016. Older Peruvian Migrants’ Capacity and Desire to Send Remittances from Spain. The Latin Americanist, 60, 2, 269-292. doi: 10.1111/tla.12077

Horn, V. and Schweppe, C. 2016. Envejecimiento transnacional – Perspectivas para el trabajo social. In J. Kniffki and C. Reutlinger (Eds.), El Trabajo Social desde miradas transnacionales – Experiencias empíricas y conceptuales, (pp. 173-192). Berlin: Frank & Timme.

Horn, V. 2016. Migration Regimes and Family-related Transnational Activities of Older Peruvians in Spain and the United States. In V. Horn and C. Schweppe (Eds.), Transnational Aging – Current Insights and Future Challenges (pp. 19-44). London/New York: Routledge.