𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 “𝗔𝗦𝗜” 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 “𝗦𝗰𝗼𝗽𝘂𝘀”

The “𝗔𝘀𝗶𝗮 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲𝘀” (formerly known as Walailak Journal of Social Science), Editorial Team has selected an article that was cited in “𝗦𝗰𝗼𝗽𝘂𝘀”
𝗜𝗗: 110687
𝗧𝗜𝗧𝗟𝗘: “A Search for a Better Life”: Economic Motivation of the German Relocation to Pattaya
𝗔𝗨𝗧𝗛𝗢𝗥𝗦: Kwanchanok Jaisuekun
𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗨𝗘: Vol. 10 No. 2 (2017): July – December
𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗖𝗘: https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index…/asi/article/view/110687

This study examined the experiences and motivation for migration of members of the German ethnic group relocating to Pattaya. The empirical data of this study was based on six months of ethnographic research study in Pattaya and 12 in-depth interviews with German migrants. This study found that economic consideration, a motivation that has been under-theorised in lifestyle migration literature, has played a vital role in the decision to relocate. Living in Pattaya, where living costs are relatively low when compared to those in Germany, enables these German citizens to maintain a relatively decent life with a dwindling income after retirement. However, findings also revealed that their life in Thailand is insecure due to lack of legal recognition of their residential, status while their relationship with the Thai state is superficially grounded, depending mostly on rates of monetary exchange.