|Title||Predictors of non-local moves among older adults: a prospective study.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Longino, CF, Bradley, DE, Stoller, EP, Haas, WH|
|Journal||J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci|
|Date Published||2008 Jan|
|Keywords||Aged, Emigration and Immigration, Female, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Life Change Events, Male, Prospective Studies, Socioeconomic factors, Surveys and Questionnaires, Travel|
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this article was to test a series of established predictors of the hazard of moving for persons primarily in their 50s and 60s. We tested demographic covariates, resources, travel experience, and community and person ties using a prospective design.
METHODS: We employed data from the Health and Retirement Study, 1994 to 2002, based on a representative sample of households containing at least one member aged 51 to 61 in 1992. We employed measures available in the Health and Retirement Study to construct a series of Cox proportional hazards models that examined the causes of non-local moves.
RESULTS: Community and person ties emerged as important predictors of non-local moves.
DISCUSSION: Travel experience, when measured by regular vacationing and second homes, may increase community ties to a destination. The life-course model must be modified in its explanation of the importance of community and person ties, and of life transitions, as motivators of migration.
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|Alternate Journal||J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci|
|Grant List||R03-AG023813 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States|