Rural Retirement Migration by David L. Brown, Nina Glasgow, Laszlo J. Kulcsar, Benjamin C.

By David L. Brown, Nina Glasgow, Laszlo J. Kulcsar, Benjamin C. Bolender, Marie-Joy Arguillas (auth.)

This booklet examines the migration of older folks to rural retirement locations within the usa. whereas the vast majority of older people are residentially good, those that migrate are disproportionately more likely to flow to a rural neighborhood. additionally, with the getting older of the infant growth iteration, specific rural groups can anticipate to proceed attracting older in-migrants sooner or later. The publication examines rural retirement migration from the older in-migrants’ viewpoint and from the vantage element of the vacation spot groups to which they stream. This built-in micro-macro method allows the authors to view older in-migrants as embedded specifically varieties of environments that facilitate and/or constrain their possibilities for efficient residing in the course of older age. It additionally allows the exam of optimistic and unwanted effects of older in-migration for vacation spot groups. The authors use a a number of equipment strategy that includes a panel survey of older in-migrants and longer-term older citizens, in-depth neighborhood case reviews and county-level census info research to provide a grounded learn of inhabitants getting older within the context of rural society. The research examines the demanding situations and possibilities offered through migration at older a long time either for profitable getting older and for neighborhood improvement. The publication will pay specific awareness to the method wherein older in-migrants turn into socially built-in of their new groups, and it includes wealthy aspect at the social relationships they shape, the character in their civic engagement, and the confident and unfavorable reactions they elicit from longer-term citizens. the amount concludes with a considerate dialogue of coverage classes discovered from the learn, and with an exam of excessive precedence examine wishes on retirement migration.

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Beginning in the late 1980s, the state’s Department of Economic and Community Affairs established the Alabama Advantage for Retirees program. The Alabama model provides comprehensive assistance to rural communities including planning and technical assistance, literature development, marketing, finance, and amenity development (Reeder, 1998). The state initiated an aggressive advertising program and developed a cooperative marketing campaign so that groups of communities could join together and share the costs of their recruitment activities.

S. S. Office of Management and Budget, 2003). The ERS classification actually includes 277 nonmetropolitan retirement destination counties as of the 2000 census. However, three of these counties are deleted from our analysis because we only focus on the lower 48 continental states. 4 was provided by Ken Johnson. See Johnson (2006) for a discussion of criteria used in the identification of natural decrease counties. 1 percent for the entire natural decrease category. Accordingly, it is not surprising that these counties experienced natural decrease.

Of course, the retirement destination category is not necessarily a pure type, as it may overlap with other types of areas. 3 show the overlap between being a retirement destination and other county-level economic specializations or policy themes. The general expectation would be that retirement destinations share geographic space with the service and recreation/tourism dependent county types. In contrast, because retirement migration is typically thought to promote population growth and economic well-being, one would expect little or no overlap with persistent poverty (even though both poverty and retirement are overrepresented in the South), population loss and heavy dependence on farming.

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