ERIC Number: ED183316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Consequences of Migration for the Socioeconomic Structure and Institutional Structure of Communities.
Carter, Keith A.; Beaulieu, Lionel J.
Although the institutional structure of destination communities may remain unchanged by migration, the socioeconomic structure may be directly affected. Data from a statewide survey in Florida indicate that interstate migrants (who have lived in Florida less than 5 years), intrastate migrants (who have lived in Florida more than 5 years but in the same community less than 5 years), and nonmigrants have similar priorities regarding community needs, regardless of the size of the destination community (less than 2,500; 2,500 to 50,000; or more than 50,00 population). However, the different types of migrants have different concepts of what constitutes serious community problems and where financial resources should be spent. When the individuals in various community roles change due to migration, the community's socioeconomic structure may also change. This may alter the manner in which community needs are addressed. The greater the difference between migrants and nonmigrants, the greater the impact of migration on the destination community. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociology Section of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (Hot Springs, AR, 1980).