ERIC Number: ED029123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
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In Search of Opportunity. A Study of Post High School Migration in Minnesota. Technical Bulletin 247.
Taves, Marvin J.; Coller, Richard W.
To examine the migration and vocational choices of recent high school graduates from three geographical areas of Minnesota, data were obtained by questionnaires and interviews of 739 male high school graduates from the years 1948-1956. The sample was stratified by agricultural income of the region. Some findings were: (1) Out-migration was greater in the high agricultural income area, (2) Career advancement was highly associated with migration, (3) In the high agricultural income area, out-migration was associated with residence, father's occupation, present occupational aspiration, year of high school graduation, and age at the time of interview, (4) In the low agricultural income area, migration was associated with present occupational aspiration, year of graduation, age at time of interview, and place of early adulthood residence, (5) Graduates who migrated from the low income agricultural area tended to remain within commuting distance of their high school community or leave the state entirely, (6) High agricultura l income area graduates more frequently move beyond the commuting distance of their home high schools but remained within the state, (7) 64 percent of the low agricultural income area and 47 percent of the high agricultural income area graduates who migrated moved to cities of 100,000 or more. (DM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.