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  • Halliday, Timothy J.

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    (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

  • Kimmitt, Michael C.

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    (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

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Using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, we investigate the impact of health on domestic migration within the United States. We find that, for men below 60 years of age, a move from the middle to the bottom of the health distribution reduces mobility by 32-40%. Non-random attrition from the panel implies that these are lower bounds. By contrast, we find evidence that, among older men, there is higher mobility at the top and bottom of the health distribution than there is in the middle. For women, we find no evidence of a relationship between their own health and mobility, although spousal health does affect the mobility of married women.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3458.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2008
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Publication status: published as: 'Selective Migration and Health in the USA, 1984 - 93' in: Population Studies, 61 (3), 321 - 334
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp3458

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  1. Pedro Pita Barros & Isabel Medalho Pereira, 2010. "Health Care and Health Outcomes of Migrants: Evidence from Portugal," CEFAGE-UE Working Papers 2010_04, University of Evora, CEFAGE-UE (Portugal).
  2. Mariano Bosch & Carlos Bozzoli & Climent Quintana, 2009. "Infant mortality, income and adult stature in Spain," Working Papers 2009-27, FEDEA.
  3. Halliday, Timothy J., 2007. "Business cycles, migration and health," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 64(7), pages 1420-1424, April.
  4. Timothy Halliday, 2005. "Business Cycles, Migration and Health," Working Papers 200513, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics, revised 05 Aug 2005.
  5. Arline T. Geronimus & John Bound & Annie Ro, 2014. "Residential Mobility Across Local Areas In The United States And The Geographic Distribution Of The Healthy Population," Working Papers 14-14, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.

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