Haverstick, Kelly, and Natalia A. Zhivan. “Older Americans on the go”. Issue in Brief 9-18, Chestnut Hill, Mass.: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, September 2009. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/bc-ir:104276.
The brief's key findings are: (1) Nearly one third of older homeowners moved at least once during 1992-2004. (2) Most moves were short distance, indicating no mass migration to the Sun Belt. (3) Most moves appear driven by family or financial reasons or a desire to upgrade housing, not by traditional retirement reasons such as climate or leisure. (4) Movers fall into two broad groups: Planners, who tend to move by choice, and Reactors, who tend to move due to unexpected circumstances.