Contributions of recent metro/nonmetro migrants to the nonmetro population and labor force

G K Bowles
1978 Agricultural economics research  
An assessment of contributions cmetro/nonmetro migrants to the population and labor force of ncametrc lccalities is presented in narrative and tables, with data based cn special tabulations from the March 1975 Current Populaticn Survey of the Bureau of the Census. Migrants are descrited in terms of, characteristics (compared-by race, sex, age, educaticn, region of previous residence,. employment rate), replacement of ncreetro population lost through outmigraticm, cccupatict, and income.
more » ... cs reveal that one-eighth of the 1975 ncnmetro population lived in metro areas five years earlier, and that metro/ncnmetrc migrants more than replaced the 5.1 aillicn pertcns moving in the opposite direction, except among young adults, blackse'and college educated persons. In occupation, industry and 'income attributes, migrants did not have a negative impact cn the ncnmetro population. High proportions were in white-collar cccupaticns and industries, and average income was no less than that of the total'uctmetnc population. Remarkakle similarity was noted in inccaes of metro/nonmetro migrants and persgns moving in' the opposite direction. Replacemeht was nominally higher asong.pecple,remaining within the' North and West than in the South"but in regi §nal-eXchanges, the Soith'gained at the expense of the 'rest of tbe.ccuntry.
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