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Millennial Migration: How has the Great Recession affected the migration of a cohort as it came of age?

Megan J. Benetsky and Alison Fields
Component ID: #ti2008705760

Young adults have the highest migration rate of any age group and may also be hardest hit by the Great Recession. Given the austere job outlook, constrained college funds, and the housing market crisis, their migration numbers may have declined and demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic migration patterns may have changed. This paper draws on life course theory to examine migration patterns of young adults that may be distinct with respect to normative adulthood transitions. This paper carries a report to be released in 2015 about young migration a step further to better understand the demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic forces behind potential new migration patterns and relationships brought on by the Great Recession. (See Young Adult Migration: 2007-2009 to 2010-2012)

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