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Geographies of Health Reading Group Session 5: Geographies of the life-course: Migration and the transition to adulthood

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Geographies of Health Reading Group The Geographies of Health Reading Group discusses a wide variety of topics within the field of Health and Medical Geography. Starting from one or two articles, the reading group offers the opportunity for an open discussion around a subject suggested by one of the group members. To propose a topic and articles, please contact the convener, Lander Bosch lsmmb2@cam.ac.uk

Everyone with an interest in public health and health-related issues in geography or related disciplines is very welcome to join any session.

WHERE : HPSS Library, Sir William Hardy Building (First floor, Room 108), Downing Site.

MORE INFORMATION : the Group’s webpage on the website of the Department of Geography.

Geographies of the life-course: Migration and the transition to adulthood Life transitions are located in and move through a range of geographical contexts and scales. Both spatial transfer and the reason for migrating are associated with variability in physical, social and health outcomes for women and men. However, the ways in which spatial relocation and place-based exposures are associated with age, specifically the social and biological transition to adulthood, requires further research.

The first article (Findlay, McCollum, Coulter, & Gayle, 2015) proposes an integrative conceptual framework for geographical research on mobility and migration across the life-course. The second article (Beegle & Poulin,

2013) uses longitudinal data to understand the gendered life-course pathways of rural-out migration of youth in contemporary Malawi.

Findlay, A., McCollum, D., Coulter, R., & Gayle, V. (2015). New mobilities across the life course: A framework for analysing demographically linked drivers of migration. Population, Space and Place, 21(4), 390–402.

Beegle, K., & Poulin, M. (2013). Migration and the transition to adulthood in contemporary Malawi. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 648(1), 38–51.

These articles may stimulate discussions around:

What hypotheses can be generated from the geographical life-course framework on transitions to adulthood in the global south? Does migration in the global south support socio-economic mobility, or does it reproduce social and gender inequality?

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