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Academic interest for the scholarship on return migration has received new vigour owing in part to the massive return migration waves observed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This special issue consolidates studies conducted in the aftermath of COVID-19 that study return migration experiences from South and Southeast Asia. These studies harness primary as well as secondary data in order to document what happened to migrants as a result of lockdowns and related measures of immobility, the flow of migrants when borders reopened, and the condition since return to their countries of origin. Despite the fact that we draw from the context of the pandemic-induced return migration phenomena, the insights generated by our special issue are important for the scholarship of return migration at large.

Chen, T.-Y., Rajan, S. I., & Saito, Y. (2023). Nutritional Status Predicts Injurious Falls Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Does Sex Matter? Journal of Applied Gerontology42(11), 2207-2218. https://doi.org/10.1177/07334648231184950

Kaveri and S Irudaya Rajan

Arif Nizam, P. Sivakumar, and S. Irudaya Rajan

S Irudaya RajanBalasubramanyam Pattath First Published August 15, 2022 

T.Muhammad C.V.Irshad S. Irudaya Rajan


•A proportion of 32.70% and 14.23% of older adults in this study were diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes, respectively.

•A proportion of 19.48% and 14.69% of older adults had a family history of hypertension and diabetes, respectively.

•Respondents with family history of both diseases had higher odds of reporting them than those with no such family history.

•Association of family medical history and reporting hypertension or diabetes was significantly mediated by body mass index.