Journal article

A push-pull framework for modelling the relocation of retirees to a retirement village: the Australian experience

RJ Stimson, R McCrea

ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A-ECONOMY AND SPACE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2004

Abstract

Although most older people prefer to age in place, nonetheless many do relocate, with a small proportion moving to retirement villages, which provide a purpose designed and built residential and lifestyle environment. Using factor analyses, path analyses, and a push-pull framework, the authors model the decision process of retirees in Australia in order to identify relationships between push-pull factors and predictor variables, using data from a national survey of retirement village residents. The push factors relate to change in lifestyle, home maintenance, social isolation, and health and mobility, whereas the pull factors relate to built environment and affordability, the locational attr..

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