Struggling Americans Once Sought Greener Pastures, and Now They’re Stuck

Fabled for its willingness to relocate for opportunity, the country is the least mobile since after World War II, even in economically depressed rural locales.

When she graduated from high school, Taylor Tibbetts was a bright star in this small Northern Michigan town. She won an $18,000-a-year swimming scholarship to Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., and departed for her freshman year with high hopes.

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