Rural Retirement Migration
This fascinating book examines rural retirement migration from the older in-migrants’ perspective and from the vantage point of the destination communities to which they move. This integrated approach permits the authors to view older in-migrants as embedded in environments that facilitate and/or constrain their opportunities for productive living during older age. It also permits the examination of positive and negative effects of older in-migration for destination communities.
Combines micro- (older in-migrants) and macro- (retirement communities) levels of analysesUses an integrated multiple methods research design to examine older in-migrants and the communities to which they move (panel survey, secondary census data, and case studies)Grounded analysis examines determinants and consequences of an increasingly important demographic trend (population aging) as it affects particular types of communities (rural retirement destinations)Thoughtfully explores the public policy lessons implied by the original empirical researchResearch is motivated by both disciplinary and public policy concerns