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ERIC Number: ED536038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
Attracting and Retaining Young People as an Economic Development Strategy. Rural Research Report. Volume 20, Issue 5, Fall 2009
Andresen, Will
Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
A considerable literature exists documenting the migration movements of individuals. For example, James Jasper (2000) has written that Americans "change our residence... more often than any other culture except nomadic tribes". The average American moves every five years, making this compulsion to move an important part of the culture. What can be done to make rural locations a location of attraction for this population on the move? This paper draws on the experiences initiated within the Gogebic Range to provide one answer. (Contains 4 figures and 3 tables.)
Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. Western Illinois University, 518 Stipes Hall, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455. Tel: 309-298-2637; Fax: 309-298-2142; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois University, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Wisconsin