Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Research on Retirement in Mexico

The International Community Foundation recently released a series of reports that examine the lives and choices of Americans who retire in Mexico.  

The foundation's work entitled, "Retiring Responsibly in Mexico" has three stated objectives:

  1. Undertake timely and relevant research on the demographic patterns of U.S. retirees in Mexican coastal communities to better understand the impacts of current north to south migration trends as they relate to emerging issues of economic security, health care and public safety.
  2. Understand the impacts of recent coastal development in Mexico fueled by the influx of U.S. retirees, assessing the impacts on surrounding ecosystems, documenting trends in sustainable retirement communities, and recognizing the legal/financial risk for homebuyers.
  3. Assess the level of social capital among U.S. retirees residing in Mexico with a focus on volunteerism, charitable giving, and civic engagement in their adopted communities.
The reports and more information on the International Community Foundation can be found here.

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