When it comes to deciding whether to stay in New Hampshire's rural Coos County or leave for other opportunities, young people are listening to their parents. Surveying 78 percent of all seventh and eleventh graders in public schools in Coos County, researchers found that young peoples' future intentions to migrate from Coos in search of economic or educational opportunities or to remain in Coos to pursue a future close to home are closely aligned with the messages their parents deliver to them.
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Tucker, Corinna J., "Stay or leave Coos County? Parents' messages matter" (2009). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 73.
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