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ERIC Number: ED037276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 76
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Barrow and Kotzebue: An Exploratory Comparison of Acculturation and Education in Two Large Northwestern Alaska Villages.
Hippler, Arthur E.
Following an introductory chapter on the general migration patterns in Alaska, this report concentrates on the towns of Barrow and Kotzebue. These towns are both affected by the migration of Alaskan natives from smaller to larger villages because of better wages, opportunities for more social interaction, and availability of amenities such as the medical and educational services in the larger villages. It is concluded that Barrow, while it is a boom-bust town economically, has enough social services and job opportunities to attract large numbers of migrants; however, neither the job opportunities nor the services are sufficient to meet the needs of the growing population. The problems of Kotzebue are reportedly more severe than those found in Barrow. The in-migration is of such magnitude that housing and sources of employment are quite inadequate, and the swelling of population is a strain on the economy. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Training Center for Community Programs.
Identifiers: Alaska