We all know people who have moved from Peoria in search of greener pastures. And we all know people have returned home after trying other cities, towns and states. What might be news is that Americans are typically moving less today than in the past.
Statistics show us Americans are moving only about half as much as did back in the mid 1960s. Why the big drop-off in migration? A professor of geography at the University of Connecticut has been trying to answer that question for nearly a decade. After much research and study, he says the complexities of modern families — especially those families who have gone through divorce involving child custody matters — have created ties that bind people together, even after divorce.