International Retirement Migration of European Baby Boomers: Retiring Knowledge Worker Perspectives and the Case of Turkey

Bilgin Turna G.

in: International Perspectives and Strategies for Managing an Aging Workforce, Fatma İnce, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.252-273, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.252-273
  • Editors: Fatma İnce, Editor
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


This chapter examines how retiring knowledge workers from Europe can carry their educational attainment, wealth, competencies, and experience with them to conduct their activities on a transnational scale. A qualitative approach is adopted consisting of observations and interviews with Dutch professors. What’s more, a literature review was done about international retirement migration (IRM) and statistics about Europe and Turkey. IRM of thousands of baby boomers can be harnessed across borders through scientific, academic, volunteer, and educational (SAVE) activities, which can contribute to peace and prosperity in the host communities along with the knowledge workers’ personal development and wellbeing. The propensity of retiring knowledge workers to engage in cross-border living, learning, and transition requires the analysis of Turkey’s image for international retirement migration.