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School of Geography

Retirement migration: geographical patterns and impacts on households

Supervisors: Dr Paul Norman

With an already ageing population in the UK, the large cohort of the baby boom generation approaching retirement age and general life expectancy improving especially for men it is time to revisit previous work which investigated the geographies of migration in relation to retirement age for the young elderly and migration for informal and formal care by older groups. Are rural and coastal amenity areas still the favoured destinations for healthy retirees? What are the geographic patterns of moves for care? What are impacts on living arrangements of increasing life expectancy for men and of moves into households for informal care? Are there international dimensions to these aspects? This project will use a variety of data sources especially a time-series of area and individual level census data.


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