Local Fiscal Policy and Retiree Migration: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study

TitleLocal Fiscal Policy and Retiree Migration: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsFarnham, MP, Sevak, P
InstitutionNew York, NY, Hunter College, Department of Economics
Call Numberwp_2003/Farnham-Sevak921.pdf
KeywordsDemographics, Public Policy
Abstract

We use the 1992 to 2000 waves of HRS and town-level fiscal data from the Census of Governments, to examine whether moves by households near retirement age are motivated by local fiscal policy. The data show some evidence that movers lower their fiscal burden. Households that move across states the first time after their children have reached adulthood reduce their property tax liability by an average of 115. However, there is a great deal of heterogeneity across different types of movers. It is clear that while fiscal policy may factor into the move decision, it is just one of many variables upon which location choice by retirees is based.

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URLhttp://urban.hunter.cuny.edu/RePEc/htr/papers/027_Sevak_eldmig.pdf
Endnote Keywords

Migration/fiscal policy/fiscal policy

Endnote ID

10322

Citation Key5508