ERIC Number: ED033789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Farm Migrants to the City; A Comparison of the Status, Achievement, Community and Family Relations of Farm Migrants with Urban Migrants and Urban Natives in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bauder, Ward W.; Burchinal, Lee G.
The objectives of this study were: (1) to determine the patterns of migration involved in farm to urban movement of families; (2) to compare the occupational achievement and rate of social and community participation of farm migrants with urban migrants and urban natives; and (3) to identify pre-migration and post-migration variables associated with satisfactory adjustment to urban conditions. Data on family composition, place of residence of husband and wife during childhood, educational attainment, and current age and occupation of husband were obtained from a random sample of 2,178 households in Des Moines, Iowa. Four groups of data were studied in detail: (1) incidence of migrants from communities of different sizes and patterns of migration; (2) status achievement patterns; (3) community relationships; and (4) family relationships. The conclusions of the study were that most differences between farm migrants and urban migrants and urban natives were accounted for by lower education levels among farm migrants. In addition, there were few measurable differences in adjustments to city life. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (TL)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Attitudes, Community Influence, Comparative Analysis, Educational Background, Family Characteristics, Family Mobility, Family Relationship, Migration Patterns, Research, Rural Urban Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Urban Environment
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station, Ames.
Identifiers: Iowa; Iowa (Des Moines)