Stuck in the USA

November 27th, 2011
in econ_news

quicksandEconintersect:  Richard Florida, Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and a Senior Editor at The Atlantic, has recently written two articles on the loss of mobility in the U.S.  The most recent article shows the geographic concentration of low mobility that starts in the Great Lakes states and slashes down through the center of the country to the Gulf coast.  The lack of mobility is greatest for Louisiana, Michigan and Ohio where more than 75% of the residents in those states were born there.   In contrast, less than 40% of the residents of Nevada, Florida and Arizona were born in the state in which they reside.  A map of the country is shown after the continuation break.

Follow up:

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Source: The Atlantic









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