ERIC Number: ED025631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Factors Involved in the Decision to Migrate and the Impact of Migration Upon the Individual and the Sender and Receiver Community.
Johnson, Ronald L.; Kiefert, James J.
The purpose of this investigation was to obtain information concerning the direction, distance, destination, age, education, and income distribution for out-of-state migrants from North Dakota as well as their extent of participation in social organizations. Additional information was analyzed relating to reasons out-migrants move and problems of the migrant in the receiver community. Data were obtained from 12 male migrants who were living in the four leading receiver states of California, Minnesota, Montana, and Washington, and from 513 male respondents living in seven urban communities and 14 rural townships in North Dakota. Mailed questionnaire and interview techniques revealed the following major findings: (1) The two major streams of migration are to the west coast and contiguous states, (2) Only nine percent of the out-migrants enrolled in non-college post secondary educational programs, (3) Out-migrants increased their incomes, (4) Most migrants had no trouble adjusting, (5) Those that moved within the state were better educated than the stable population, and (7) Occupational aspiration was positively associated with out-migration. Response to mail questionnaires led to significantly different results from interviewing. It was recommended that more emphasis be placed on providing vocational education programs in rural areas to prepare out-migrants for occupations in receiver communities. (DM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Interrelationships, Family Income, Individual Characteristics, Migration, Migration Patterns, Occupational Mobility, Population Trends, Rural Population, Rural to Urban Migration, Socioeconomic Influences, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Urban Population, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks.
Identifiers: North Dakota