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'Va-et-Vient'?
Francois-Charles Wolff and Augustin de Coulon
December 2005
Paper No' CEPCP191:
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CentrePiece 10 (3) Winter 2005

Nearly a third of immigrants in Western Europe intend to spend part of the year in their host country and the rest back home when they retire. That at least is the implication of analysis of a representative sample of more than 6,000 immigrants currently living in France, a significant proportion of whom plan to pursue a previously undocumented strategy called 'va-et-vient' when they reach retirement age.

This article summarises 'Immigrants at Retirement: Stay/return or 'Va-et-vient'?' by Augustin de Coulon and François-Charles Wolff, CEP Discussion Paper No. 691