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ERIC Number: EJ756339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9013
In Retirement Migration, Who Counts? A Methodological Question with Economic Policy Implications
Haas, William H., III; Bradley, Don E.; Longino, Charles F., Jr.; Stoller, Eleanor P.; Serow, William J.
Gerontologist, v46 n6 p815-820 Dec 2006
Purpose: We examine the methodological and economic policy implications of three operationalizations of retirement migration. Design and Methods: We compared the traditional age-based definition of retirement migration and two retirement-based definitions, based on degree of labor-force participation and retirement income, by using the 2000 U.S. Census Public Use Microdata Sample. Results: The age-based definition overestimated the number of retired migrants, although the ranking of host and donor states remained relatively stable; nevertheless, states revealed different rates of change in inmigration and outmigration and income streams declined. Implications: Retirement-based definitions are more useful and precise for those researchers considering the economic implication of retirement migration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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