ERIC Number: ED028392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Migration of Rural Young Adults in Nebraska.
Orr, John David
This study tried to determine the internal and external migration patterns as established by high school graduates of 1960, in rural Nebraska, and the association of educational, psychological, geographic, and economic factors with their migration and educational plans. Data for the study of the 4700 graduates were provided by almost 300 superintendents. The study revealed that even though Nebraska youth migrate to other states at the age when they are most productive, 44% of those studied were living in their home county in 1965. Also, rural graduates with higher scholastic achievement have a greater tendency to go to college and to migrate from their locale. Ruralness, density of population, and dependency upon agriculture, moreover, were seen to be associated with accelerated college education and migration from the county. Close proximity of work opportunity in manufacturing had an inhibiting effect upon the tendency to migrate. Similarly, in agricultural work opportunities, where more cattle were on feed per square mile, graduates migrated less. The percentage of migration was greater where the soil in the area was unable to support intensified agriculture. (se)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agriculture, College Attendance, Data Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Economic Factors, Educational Environment, Employment Opportunities, Geographic Location, High School Graduates, Manufacturing Industry, Migration Patterns, Psychological Characteristics, Rural Areas, Surveys, Young Adults
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Teachers Coll.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.