Appalachian Elderly Migration: Patterns and Implications

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This article seeks to explore the patterns of population aging and elderly migration in Appalachia, with a focus on two distinct and different subregions: eastern Kentucky and western North Carolina. Although the framework of the study is demographic, the foundation is more related to overarching concerns of the implications of migration, particularly with respect to local economies and services, and the potential use of elderly migration as a development strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-429
Number of pages21
JournalResearch on Aging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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