Essays in aging: later-life migration and disability, South by Southwest, selective out-migration from Florida, elderly health disparities by race and utilization Public Deposited

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  • Sharma, Andy
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Public Policy
  • In the first essay, I examine long-distance migration and disability. Using the American Community Survey from 2006 and 2007, I show retirees in better health are more likely to relocate to Florida and Arizona, even after controlling for chain migration. In the second essay, I examine the distribution of disability for the United States and test the second-move hypothesis by Litwak and Longino--that is, individuals with progressively worse health are more likely to return to sending destinations. In the last essay, I use the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey from 2004 and 2005 to show Blacks are in worse health than Whites, even after controlling for insurance, usual source of care, health attitudes/behaviors, eligibility for Medicare, and utilization accounts for some of this observed difference.
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