ERIC Number: ED027990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Outmigration from North Dakota, A Comparison between Male Outmigrants in Four States and their North Dakota Counterparts.
Johnson, Ronald L.; Johnson, Kent J.
A study compared social and social-psychological characteristics of 112 male respondents who moved to 4 other states from North Dakota (the most rural state in the nation) between the years 1961 and 1965 with similar characteristics of 513 North Dakota male residents who remained in their respective communities throughout the five-year period. Hypotheses involved demographic characteristics, socioeconomic characteristics, occupational aspiration, community satisfaction, and anticipated social cost. Migrants were more likely than stables to be married, to be younger, and to have a higher level of educational attainment. Migrants tended to have higher ranked non-farm occupations, to change occupations more, and to aspire to more prestigious positions. Migrants were less satisfied with certain attributes of their home community, and they were less likely to feel they would have difficulty finding housing and a job and making family adjustments in another community. (JAM)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Males, Migrants, Migration Patterns, Mobility, Occupational Aspiration, Population Trends, Psychological Characteristics, Relocation, Rural Population, Social Adjustment, Social Differences, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks.
Identifiers: North Dakota