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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "Mid-continent Net Migration Losses Decline: Centers of Net Migration Gains in the Great Plains, 1970-1976," by Armin K. Ludwig.

As a unit the American region known as the Great Plains suffered net migration losses in each of the five census periods prior to 1970. During the following six years, however, these losses had begun to abate.1 This study examines the 1970-1976 net migration changes in a bloc of 320 nonmetropolitan, nonmetropolitan- fringe counties roughly coincident with the Great Plains and seeks to account for the higher net migration gains recorded by some of these counties. 2

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