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ERIC Number: ED438120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Migration in Kentucky: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Price, Michael
This chapter examines Kentucky's history of net migration, the age and education of recent in-migrants and out-migrants, and implications of these trends for Kentucky in the next century. Kentucky's migration history for much of the 20th century reveals the departure of young adults from the state, an exodus from rural areas, and an attraction of migrants to the state's urban areas. Out-migration has resulted in a brain drain for rural areas because newcomers to the state's rural areas have been less educated than those leaving; on the other hand, recent migration to urban areas has enhanced the human capital of the state, as those coming in are slightly more educated than those leaving. Overall, migration signifies two important trends in Kentucky for the next century: the aging of the population, particularly in rural areas, due to continued youth out-migration and recent return migration of Kentucky-born retirees, and noneconomic migration. Data tables portray Kentucky net migration, 1910-1995; net migration in urban and rural Kentucky, 1940-1995; net migration by age, 1950-1990; and in-migrants and out-migrants by age and education in urban and rural Kentucky, 1985-1990. (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky