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Author: Nam, Hee Yong
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1. Nam, Hee Yong
Retirement Condition and Migration: Determinants of Migration Decision and Destination Selection Among American Men, 1973-1983
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1988
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, Bell and Howell Information and Learning
Keyword(s): Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Migration; Mobility; Modeling, Probit; Retirees; Retirement; Socioeconomic Status (SES)

This study examines the relationship between the transition to retirement and migration. Three questions are addressed: (1) holding age, health, socioeconomic status, and other variables constant, does the event of retirement increase migration?; (2) what factors predict which retirees will move?; and (3) what factors predict migrating retirees' choice of destination? These questions are addressed using the 1973-1983 waves of the NLS of Older Men. The sample for this study is 5,149 event histories observed over five 3-survey cycles. A probit model is used because of its utility in dealing with dichotomous variables. Findings suggest a strong and significant impact of retirement on migration. All other variables equal, the probability of migration is three times higher for those just retiring than for these who are still working. Retiree migration is affected significantly by socioeconomic status and health condition. Destination selection is affected by place of residence prior to retirement and socioeconomic status. Long distance, and especially sunbelt, migrants are strongly predicted by socioeconomic status. [UMI ADG89-04502]
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Nam, Hee Yong. Retirement Condition and Migration: Determinants of Migration Decision and Destination Selection Among American Men, 1973-1983. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1988.