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‘Baby-chaser index’ tracks boomers who move to be near grandchildren

Alessandra Malito
‘Baby-chaser index’ tracks boomers who move to be near grandchildren

No need to take that trip to grandma’s house — she may be coming to you. A quarter of baby boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964, will use retirement as an excuse to move closer to their grandchildren, according to Meyers Research. The firm looked at both generations because millennials will likely move to find a suitable job before settling down, and baby boomers looking to be near their current or future grandchildren will often follow, said Ali Wolf, director of economic research at Meyers.