Rural Migration

Archive Report

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. ...

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