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

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  • Lambert, D. M.

    (U TN)

  • Clark, C. D.

    (U TN)

  • Wilcox, M. D.

    (U TN)

  • Park, W. M.

    (U TN)

Abstract

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.

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  • Lambert, D. M. & Clark, C. D. & Wilcox, M. D. & Park, W. M., 2007. "Do Migrating Seniors Affect Business Establishment and Job Growth? An Empirical Look at Southeastern Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2000-2004," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 37(2), pages 251-278.
  • Handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v:37:y:2007:i:2:p:251-78
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    Keywords

    Migration; Regional; Regional Growth; Spatially; Urban;

    JEL classification:

    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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