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ERIC Number: ED032988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Pages: 40
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Comparison of Migrants in Two Rural and an Urban Area of Central Brazil.
Wilkening, E. A.
The goal of this study was to compare the migration and adaptation of settlers in urban areas with settlers in rural areas of Brazil. A sample of 1,255 families, divided into an urban group, a near-urban rural group, and a rural group were interviewed. The migration patterns of the groups were discussed and factors related to migration were compared. Economic factors were reported as the most important reasons for moving to urban areas. Persons migrating to urban areas and rural areas close to urban centers considered their move beneficial in most respects, while persons migrating to isolated rural areas considered themselves worse off with respect to education and health facilities at their new location. Sixty-seven percent of the urban respondents felt that people in rural areas were less intelligent than urban dwellers, and 80 percent felt that rural people had a lower moral character. Parents' aspirations for education and occupations for their children were much higher for the urban and near-urban rural groups than for the isolated rural group. (TL)
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Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Land Tenure Center.
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Identifiers: Brazil