ERIC Number: ED162809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Contributions of Recent Metro/Nonmetro Migrants to the Nonmetro Population and Labor Force.
Bowles, Gladys K.
Agricultural Economics Research, v30 n4 Oct 1978
An assessment of contributions of metro/nonmetro migrants to the population and labor force of nonmetro localities is presented in narrative and tables, with data based on special tabulations from the March 1975 Current Population Survey of the Bureau of the Census. Migrants are described in terms of characteristics (compared by race, sex, age, education, region of previous residence, employment rate), replacement of nonmetro population lost through outmigration, occupation, and income. Statistics reveal that one-eighth of the 1975 nonmetro population lived in metro areas five years earlier, and that metro/nonmetro migrants more than replaced the 5.1 million persons moving in the opposite direction, except among young adults, blacks, and college educated persons. In occupation, industry, and income attributes, migrants did not have a negative impact on the nonmetro population. High proportions were in white-collar occupations and industries, and average income was no less than that of the total nonmetro population. Remarkable similarity was noted in incomes of metro/nonmetro migrants and persons moving in the opposite direction. Replacement was nominally higher among people remaining within the North and West than in the South, but in regional exchanges, the South gained at the expense of the rest of the country. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Employment Level, Income, Labor Force, Migrants, Migration Patterns, Occupational Surveys, Population Trends, Racial Composition, Regional Characteristics, Rural Population, Rural to Urban Migration, Statistical Studies, Urban to Rural Migration
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. for Behavioral Research.; Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Nonmetropolitan Population
Note: Not available in hard copy due to small print size and colored paper in original document; Modified version of a paper presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America (Atlanta, Georgia, April, 1978)