Urban Exodus of the Seventies
Unforeseen Reversal of Old Migration Pattern
A retired couple returns to the small town they left during the Depression. A young couple decides to raise their children outside the city. A manufacturer chooses to build his company's new plant in a rural industrial park. A farmer's daughter stays home and attends the local college. All of these actions form part of a new and largely unforeseen trend in American life. In the words of demographer Calvin L. ...