Elderly Migration and Natural Disasters in the United States from 1960 to 2010
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The United States is a rapidly aging society. As a larger proportion of the population enters into the retirement years, it is likely that a larger portion of the nation's migrants will be elderly. Over the last four decades, natural disasters have also been increasing in frequency and scale across the United States. This thesis draws together two different data sets in order to test the relationship between the two variables, elderly migration and natural disaster loss. The purpose of this thesis is to examine whether migration patterns among the elderly are influenced by natural disaster risk ...