CONTRIBUTIONS OF RECENT METRO/NONMETRO MIGRANTS TO THE NONMETRO POPULATION AND LABOR FORCE

Some 6.2 million, or one-eighth, of the 1975 nonmetro population lived in metro areas 5 years earlier. Metro/nonmetro migrants more than replaced the 5.1 million persons moving in the opposite direction, except among young adults, blacks, and the college educated. In their occupation, industry, and income attributes, migrants did not have a negative impact on the Nonmetro population. High proportions were in white-collar occupations and industries, and average income was no less than that of the total nonmetro population. Nor did the non metro population suffer in exchanges with metro areas <un earning capacity of migrants. Remarkable similarity was noted in the incomes of metro/nonmetro migrants and persons moving in the opposite direction.


Issue Date:
1978-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/148388
Published in:
Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 30, Number 4
Page range:
15-22
Total Pages:
8




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