ERIC Number: ED032984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-28
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Is Migration Lowering the Educational Status of the Population in the South?
Tarver, James D.
Census data was utilized to determine the net effect of internal migration between 1955 and 1960 upon the educational status of the population of the South 25 to 64 years of age in 1960. The major findings of the study are as follows: (1) the median educational attainment of the Southern population was not greatly altered through the interchange of interregional migrants, since the in- and out-migrant comprised a small proportion of the total population; (2) the median educational attainment of the southern nonwhite population in all 3 census divisions was lowered as a result of selective net migration; and (3) the median educational attainment of the southern white population, with the exception of males 25-29 years of age in 1960, was raised slightly through the interchange of interregional migrants. Selective net migration raised the education level of whites in the South Atlantic States but lowered the levels in the East South Central and West South Central States. (Author/DK)
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Identifiers: United States (South)
Note: Paper presented at the Rural Sociological Society Meeting (San Francisco, California, August 28, 1969)