A fifth of employed nonmetropolitan household heads engaged in intercounty job commuting in 1975 Such commuting was positively associated with income, but not with education Only a sixth of recent migrants to nonmetro communities from metro areas continued work at metro jobs, indicating a general serving of metro economic ties by such migrants The median distance traveled to work by nonmetro household heads was well below that traveled by metro heads Although there are more long-distance commuters among nonmetro residents, there are also many more who travel very short distances


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