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Expectations of migration and mobility steadily increasing in the longer term, whichhave a long currency in migration theory and related social science, are at odds withthe latest US research showing a marked decline in internal migration rates. Thispaper reports the results of research that investigates whether England and Wales haveexperienced any similar change in recent decades. Using the Office for NationalStatistics Longitudinal Study (ONS-LS) of linked census records, it examines theevidence provided by its 10-year migration indicator, with particular attention to acomparison of the first and latest decades available, 1971-1981 and 2001-2011. Thissuggests that, as in the USA, there has been a marked reduction in the level of shorterdistance(less than 10km) moving that has involved almost all types of people. Incontrast to this and to US experience, however, the propensity of people to makelonger-distance address changes between decennial censuses has declined much less,largely corroborating the results of a companion study tracking the annual trend inrates of between-area migration since the 1970s (Champion and Shuttleworth, 2016).
Author(s): Champion T, Shuttleworth I
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Population, Space and Place
Print publication date: 01/04/2017
Online publication date: 03/05/2016
Acceptance date: 04/03/2016
Date deposited: 15/08/2016
ISSN (print): 1544-8444
ISSN (electronic): 1544-8452
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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