Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Do Migrating Seniors Affect Business Establishment and Job Growth? An Empirical Look at Southeastern Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2000-2004


Author Info

  • Lambert, D. M.

    (U TN)

  • Clark, C. D.

    (U TN)

  • Wilcox, M. D.

    (U TN)

  • Park, W. M.

    (U TN)

Registered author(s):


    Migrating seniors are choosing to live in nonmetropolitan areas. Many nonmetropolitan communities are, in turn, focusing on recruiting retirees as an economic development strategy. This paper applies a regional growth model to measure the impact of migrating seniors (between 1995 and 2000) on employment and business establishment growth in the southeastern United States from 2000 to 2004. This region is a popular senior destination due to low taxes, mild climate, inexpensive housing, and proximity to friends and families. The economic impacts of senior migration are spatially heterogeneous across the region, suggesting alternative policy implications for urban and nonurban communities.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Southern Regional Science Association in its journal Review of Regional Studies.

    Volume (Year): 37 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 251-78

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v:37:y:2007:i:2:p:251-78

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page:

    Related research

    Keywords: Migration; Regional; Regional Growth; Spatially; Urban;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:


    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.



    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


    Access and download statistics


    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v:37:y:2007:i:2:p:251-78. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Mark L. Burkey).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.